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

Fernando Gilberto Pereira da Silva firefgx at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 14:09:42 UTC 2015

As 'smplayer' supports using 'mpv' as its backend, is it possible to move
'mplayer' from the depends array of the package smplayer
<https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/smplayer/> to the
optdepends array? I've installed 'mplayer-vaapi' which provides 'mplayer'
as a dependency of 'smplayer'. And as 'mplayer-vaapi' is dropped now, I
just want to keep 'mpv' alone, rather than falling 'mplayer-vaapi' back to

Hope for your replies!

2015-03-08 16:06 GMT+08:00 Evangelos Foutras <evangelos at foutrelis.com>:

> On 08/03/15 04:19, 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?
> Like Armin said, mplayer-vaapi hasn't been kept in sync with mplayer
> since mid–2013. mpv can be used as a replacement and the latest smplayer
> ( also supports using mpv in place of mplayer.

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