[aur-general] [arch-dev-public] Dropping mplayer-vaapi

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Sun Mar 8 03:09:34 UTC 2015

On 8.3.2015 3:19, Ido Rosen wrote:
> Are you dropping support for it because it has been forked & replaced
> upstream, or because of time constraints on your end?  Or have you migrated
> away from nvidia graphics?
> If the former, could you recommend an [extra] or [community] / officially
> supported mplayer-based or mplayer-like package other than mplayer-vaapi
> that is accelerated on machines that use nvidia drivers?  Non-VAAPI mplayer
> seems to have terrible performance for me compared to mplayer-vaapi.
> This is an important media-playing package that should not be dropped,
> IMO.  I'm not a TU, but is it possible someone else would pick it up, if
> there is no supported VAAPI-enabled mplayer fork?

Well, mplayer vaapi git repo is unmaintained and out of date and it lags 
way behind the official mplayer package.

There's always mpv in community, which is a fork of mplayer and 
mplayer2, yet way more evolved than both of them. And it even supports 

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