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mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby mrkapqa » 2017-05-17 12:53

hello ,

i would like to install mplayer capable of handling https://streams on older computer.

would it be possible for me to compile it on debian squeeze?

can someone here help me?


thanks

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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby arochester » 2017-05-17 17:10

You want to install mplayer capable of handling WHAT?

The link you give doesn't work.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-17 17:23

The closest that I know of is the 1.2 version in the MEPIS 12 community test repository. MEPIS 12 is based on Wheezy. I have 1.3 backported for Jessie in my OBS multimedia repo viewtopic.php?f=6&t=127574 ...just because you have an older computer doesn't mean that Jessie or future Debian releases won't run just fine on it. Linux doesn't purposely make older hardware obsolete, unlike some other proprietary operating systems we can all think of.

Anyway, mplayer 1.3 also requires you first build and install ffmpeg >= 3.0, which is a much bigger project...which is why I didn't backport it to a Wheezy base. Not that I probably couldn't have done it with some effort, but we didn't have any demand for a newer version on that platform. FFmpeg 2.7 and mplayer 1.2 were working very nice there already.

Have you ever compiled anything from source, or rebuilt a Debian package from upstream (backporting?) I'd first suggest you get backporting down before you tackle a big project like this on Squeeze, and be prepared for the possibility that some critical foundation package just may not build on Squeeze's gcc 4.6.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby debiman » 2017-05-18 06:16

squeeze? i don't think so.
wheezy? maybe. garry ricketson is using it.

thoughts:
- what exactly do you need to get working that the current version cannot do and why do you think upgrading is the solution?

- a self-contained app like VLC might be easier to install in this case, but it's also heavier on resources.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby mrkapqa » 2017-05-21 10:28

hello ,

thank you very much for your help and answers.

i would need it to play https:// streams via internet and only player that is capable of atm that i know of for older systems is mpv
- so i use youtube-viewer plus mpv to access youtube ;

starting with stretch i found out on older imac g5 running xenial lubuntu that mplayer is available that allows to playback https://streams.


so my hope was to be able to compile it for older computer using debian squeeze / youtube-viewer / mplayer - possibly also on powerpc.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby mrkapqa » 2017-05-21 10:33

stevepusser wrote:
Have you ever compiled anything from source, or rebuilt a Debian package from upstream (backporting?) I'd first suggest you get backporting down before you tackle a big project like this on Squeeze, and be prepared for the possibility that some critical foundation package just may not build on Squeeze's gcc 4.6.


sorry but i don't know how to this atm, only thing i did is to build mpv on wheezy using helper scripts (mpv-build) and i also built it on debian squeeze some time ago (was kinda unstable then; on macmini2,1) and compiled also kodi for powerpc or amd64 using the descriptions on their website.
kodi for powerpc is difficult because compiler for it on debian is very old when compared to debian amd64, sadly.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby debiman » 2017-05-21 11:07

"playing https streams" is a very unprecise thing to say.
what exactly is the stream? is it audio, video, something else?
and what exactly is not working? please show us commands entered & output received.

also, mpv and mplayer and mplayer2 are different projects; while they are related, don't mistake one for the other.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby mrkapqa » 2017-05-21 11:12

from what i know, everything on youtube is video, with or withouth audio underlined,

so it should playback the video file, and since nowadays it streams via https:// protocol ,
earlier mplayer versions, that use to function with youtube-viewer , were no longer compatible;
newer versions are, have that experienced myself.
yes, there are differences in those players,
and from my experience, mpv is most effiecent, maybe comparable to coreplayer on osx powerpc.

https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby debiman » 2017-05-21 12:08

are you sure it's about https and not something else?
still waiting for that output!

youtube are constantly chnging their api, and solutions that worked on wheezy definitely won't work anymore.
i suspect that is the problem you're having.
it will be really, really difficult to solv this under wheezy or, heavens, even squeeze!
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-21 18:50

I have to ask again, since you really don't have any experience in building software, what's wrong with a light desktop install of Jessie/Jessie-based distro and then adding my backports multimedia repo to get mplayer 1.3? If you like mpv, I also have the current 0.25 version in there.
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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2017-05-22 06:21

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Re: mplayer 1.3 on debian squeeze / wheezy

Postby furquan » 2017-05-22 07:43

mrkapqa wrote:from what i know, everything on youtube is video, with or withouth audio underlined,

so it should playback the video file, and since nowadays it streams via https:// protocol ,
earlier mplayer versions, that use to function with youtube-viewer , were no longer compatible;

debiman wrote:- a self-contained app like VLC might be easier to install in this case, but it's also heavier on resources.


VLC can play YouTube network streams though. I'm sure it will be better for your case since you're on an old version of Debian (old oldstable) and compiling a newer version of mplayer will be a pain and you may even break your system in the process. To do this you need to open a "network stream" in VLC (Media > Open Network Stream; C-N) and paste the stream URL in the box and you can just start playing it. Be warned though, VLC will choose the best quality for the video and will not let you adjust it (afaik).

If you're so keen on playing YouTube not in a browser (for whatever reasons), did it ever occur to you that you can use youtube-dl? Just copy the video URL, download it in /tmp (since you just want to stream, not download for offline use) and play it using VLC or whatever. The upside here is that you can choose the quality of the video with youtube-dl and can potentially save bandwidth this way. For example if I want to download a certain video in a certain format (480p in this example) then:
Code: Select all
$ youtube-dl -F youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vriq0_A_D_c
...
format code  extension  resolution note
139          m4a        audio only DASH audio   48k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.5@ 48k (22050Hz), 3.00MiB
249          webm       audio only DASH audio   75k , opus @ 50k, 3.71MiB
250          webm       audio only DASH audio  107k , opus @ 70k, 5.28MiB
171          webm       audio only DASH audio  114k , vorbis@128k, 5.89MiB
140          m4a        audio only DASH audio  128k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.2@128k (44100Hz), 8.00MiB
251          webm       audio only DASH audio  187k , opus @160k, 9.55MiB
278          webm       256x144    144p  101k , webm container, vp9, 12fps, video only, 4.59MiB
160          mp4        256x144    DASH video  117k , avc1.4d400c, 24fps, video only, 6.86MiB
242          webm       426x240    240p  227k , vp9, 24fps, video only, 7.57MiB
133          mp4        426x240    DASH video  273k , avc1.4d4015, 24fps, video only, 15.54MiB
243          webm       640x360    360p  378k , vp9, 24fps, video only, 13.22MiB
134          mp4        640x360    DASH video  405k , avc1.4d401e, 24fps, video only, 14.90MiB
244          webm       854x480    480p  703k , vp9, 24fps, video only, 21.04MiB
135          mp4        854x480    DASH video  813k , avc1.4d401e, 24fps, video only, 29.30MiB
247          webm       1280x720   720p 1414k , vp9, 24fps, video only, 40.73MiB
136          mp4        1280x720   DASH video 1583k , avc1.4d401f, 24fps, video only, 54.78MiB
248          webm       1920x1080  1080p 2520k , vp9, 24fps, video only, 78.16MiB
137          mp4        1920x1080  DASH video 2915k , avc1.640028, 24fps, video only, 99.16MiB
17           3gp        176x144    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2@ 24k
36           3gp        320x180    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2
43           webm       640x360    medium , vp8.0, vorbis@128k
18           mp4        640x360    medium , avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2@ 96k
22           mp4        1280x720   hd720 , avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2@192k (best)
$ youtube-dl -f 244+140 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vriq0_A_D_c
...


See. Like I said, youtube-dl makes it quite easy to store the video for later offline use and save bandwidth this way (you can choose to download just the audio if you don't want the video and vice versa). Have a look at the manpage for youtube-dl should you decide to use it since that will help you more that I can here.

Hope this helped.
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