[MPlayer-dev-eng] deterministic builds

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Tue Dec 23 14:16:02 CET 2003


> Quoting D Richard Felker III (dalias at aerifal.cx):
> > IHMO not. It was common knowledge that they _could_ be reverse
> > engineered, just no one had the time or motivation, or the experience
> > to do it. They didn't get reverse engineered because some naive,
> > inexperienced newbie said "Hey I bet I can reverse engineer Sorensen!"
> > They got reverse engineered because having good, free-software movie
> > players gave a few talented individuals, who were already _experts_,
> > an immediate target platform for their code, and a great deal of
> > popular demand for it.
> Good answer. Ok, what about DVD menus? Everyone was sitting pretty with their
> hands over their ears pretending that DVD menus didn't exist, then Ogle came
> along. Man that thing was an ugly hack, it was amazing it worked at all, but
> within weeks the inertia was broken and Xine had DVD menu support. Of course,
> MPlayer is still pretending that DVD menus don't exist... ;-)

And, most people are still using mplayer for DVD wathcing, because they
don't want the DVD menus.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer G2, the Movie Framework for all - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu

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