Kenny Hitt kenny at
Tue Apr 19 09:40:38 EDT 2005

I think this might be a case of "if it ain't broke don't fix it".

I use the win32 codecs, but I need them so my Gnome player can also play
Real audio and Windows Media.

Hope this helps.
On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 06:42:22AM -0400, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> Adam,
> With all my experimenting with mplayer, I seem to have the "essential" 
> package of 22 MB in /usr/local/lib/codecs, no longer being used, and the 
> win32codec package of 30 MB in /usr/lib/win32, where it is being used by 
> my running mplayer. The sizes would suggest that the win32 set is the 
> more inclusive, but the web site urges the use of "essential." What 
> would you recommend? If I just copy essential over the top of win32 I 
> might possibly lose something, plus the next time win32 is updated I 
> might also lose something.
> Chuck.
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