How can I build mplayer for my Pi 2 B running Jessie?
I've tried installing the
mplayer package, but it installs mplayer2, which seems to have been abandoned for a few years. As I've been having many issues with mplayer2 (described below), I'd like to install a fairly new version of mplayer (also to take advantage of its new flags and such).
My current issue with mplayer2 can be seen running these steps:
sudo apt-get update/
sudo apt-get install mplayer
mplayer -idle -slave -ao null -vo x11 --display=:0
- The above command should still be running. In the stdin, type
- Wait for the video to finish playing.
I get a continuous list of X11 errors. mplayer2 closes the window after the first video is done playing, so when the second video is started, it gives me errors. I need to use mplayer in slave mode to add new videos, so I can't really work around it. (Even if I could work around it, mplayer2 still seems to randomly close the X11 window—presumably when the disk stalls/etc.—causing the same set of errors.) I feel like this is a bug that should be patched by now, so I really want to get an updated version of the software running. (This also isn't my first issue with mplayer2, so an upgrade may help with the issues I'm having.)