Xvid is a free software MPEG-4 ASP
compliant video codec. Note that Xvid is not necessary to decode Xvid-encoded
libavcodec is used by
default as it offers better speed.
Like most open source software, it is available in two flavors:
and the CVS version.
The CVS version is usually stable enough to use, as most of the time it
features fixes for bugs that exist in releases.
Here is what to do to make
CVS work with MEncoder:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/xvid login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/xvid co xvidcore
./bootstrap.sh && ./configure
You may have to add some options (examine the output of ./configure --help).
make && make install
is a library for creating H.264 video.
MPlayer sources are updated whenever
x264 API change
occurs, so it is always suggested to use
MPlayer from Subversion.
If you have a GIT client installed, the latest x264 sources can be gotten with this command:
git clone git://git.videolan.org/x264.git
Then build and install in the standard way:
./configure && make && make install
Now rerun ./configure for
MPlayer to pick up
MPlayer can use the OpenCORE AMR libraries through FFmpeg. Download the libraries for AMR-NB and AMR-WB from the opencore-amr project and install them according to the instructions on that page.
MPlayer can use XMMS input plugins to play many file formats. There are plugins for SNES game tunes, SID tunes (from Commodore 64), many Amiga formats, .xm, .it, VQF, Musepack, Bonk, shorten and many others. You can find them at the XMMS input plugin page.
For this feature you need to have XMMS and compile MPlayer with ./configure --enable-xmms.