codec location (was: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] enable dll codec support for mingw32andcygwin)

Alex Beregszaszi alex at
Mon May 5 14:57:46 CEST 2003


> > idea.  /usr/lib will be searched by ld, won't it?  Nasty.  It just
> > doesn't seem right, they're not native libraries, they're DLLs that
> > require a special loader.
> I agree.
I vote for /usr/share/codecs/ (or eventually /usr/local/share/codecs/)
For compatibility the configure should check for the old /usr/lib/win32
directory too.

> But in early days we had to be compatible with avifile (and xmps)
> which stored DLLs there, and the loader also searched them there.
Now others have to be compatible with us ;) D'oh!

> Later things changed, it turned to be optional, but we kept the old
> path to be compatible with old mplayer :)
g2 - new rules? :)

Alex Beregszaszi <alex at>
(MPlayer Core Developer --

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