[MPlayer-users] mencoder compile fails

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Thu Aug 26 21:06:15 CEST 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 09:55:58PM +1200, Lobster wrote:
> >I wonder if it would not be better, from a communication point of view, to
> >make configure fail with a clear error message if a few key features.
> >Currently, configure is perfectly happy to prepare me a MPlayer that has no
> >useful video output (if I miss the X11 devel files) and only OSS (that,
> >AFAIK, does not work for people using PULSE or other similar sound servers).
> If anything configure should supply a decent warning, but there are
> times people don't want or need freetype or other
> dependencies.

If there are features you consider critical enough they just like yasm
could be changed so they either have to be available or you must
explicitly use --disable-something
Just make sure it doesn't end up doing something stupid like requiring
--disable-x11 on Windows or OS X (which is why I don't think this kind
of feature is good for any of the ao and vos, there are just too many
and most people want one specific one).

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