[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] maemo mplayer development and its possible future use on Nokia 770

From: Siarhei Siamashka siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com
Date: Wed Dec 13 00:27:30 EET 2006
On Tuesday 12 December 2006 01:57, you wrote:

> My original goal of posting the previous message was an attempt to find a
> volunteer who would like to try developing such a frontend.
> I don't have that much time to devote to mplayer development myself. Up
> until this moment I even could not concentrate on solving some specific
> task but tried some bits with MP3 audio output, decoder improvements, GUI
> and user interface, fixing arm specific bugs, and now video output code
> with hardware YUV support. Also some kind of management work, integration
> of useful patches and support for users in the forums takes some time. I
> would like to concentrate on some task such as video decoder optimizations
> for ARM, but seeing that other parts are not in a quite good shape,
> distracts attention somewhat :-)

Well, after reading this part again today, looks like it sounds a bit
controversial, I'm sorry about it. Actually I'm not the only one who took part
in porting and improving mplayer for maemo. Ed Bartosh created deb 
packages and Josep Torra optimized mpeg decoder for Nokia 770. Also 
some patches were taken from AGAWA Koji's Zaurus port of mplayer. Not to
mention numerous upstream developers of mplayer and ffmpeg who developed 
this nice piece of software and were very helpful (especially Mans Rullgard
who developed initial version of armv5te optimized idct code). Also there were
many people who provided useful information and valuable comments.

Consider it just as my regret for not being able to contribute to mplayer
development as much as I should, but not a rant about 'nobody is helping' :-)
I think we still really need a proper credits tab in mplayer GUI.

But I expect that having more people contributing to maemo mplayer development
can provide some very nice results. So feel free to join.

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