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Bug 658128 - media-video/mplayer-1.3.0-r5: mencoder fails with ffmpeg-4
Summary: media-video/mplayer-1.3.0-r5: mencoder fails with ffmpeg-4
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Media-video project
Depends on:
Blocks: ffmpeg-4
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Reported: 2018-06-14 19:11 UTC by Martin Väth
Modified: 2018-11-06 11:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Package list:
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Description Martin Väth 2018-06-14 19:11:43 UTC
Although media-video/mplayer-1.3.0-r5 compiles w/ ffmpeg-4 (but see bug 655442) the mencoder program built is practically broken since it completely lacks support for lavc.

For the user this manifests as described here:

The only reasonable workaround seems to use a newer svn snapshot of mplayer
(see also the above link).
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-09-16 17:03:40 UTC
So... time for a snapshot?
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-11-06 11:20:46 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit dd8a1b7a0928465e051bf18cd139efc16259e9b5
Author:     Alexis Ballier <>
AuthorDate: 2018-11-06 11:20:15 +0000
Commit:     Alexis Ballier <>
CommitDate: 2018-11-06 11:20:34 +0000

    media-video/mplayer: backport upstream fix for ffmpeg4 + mencoder.
    No revbump as ffmpeg4 is masked.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.51, Repoman-2.3.12
    Signed-off-by: Alexis Ballier <>

 .../files/mplayer-1.3-ffmpeg4+mencoder.patch       | 360 +++++++++++++++++++++
 media-video/mplayer/mplayer-1.3.0-r5.ebuild        |   2 +-
 2 files changed, 361 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)