On Fri, 2009-11-27 at 06:46 +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> tags 558196 confirmed
> stop
> "Nathan A. Stine" <nathan.st...@gmail.com> writes:
> > Package: mplayer
> > Version: 1.0~rc3+svn20090405-1
> > Severity: normal
> > Tags: patch
> >
> > When using the PulseAudio output, mplayer sets the audio output to
> > 100%.  For some sound cards this probably isn't a problem, but for my
> > emu10k1-based (SB Live!) card, the PCM mixer's 0dB setting corresponds
> > to 74%.  Mplayer makes this go to 100%, which gives me a 12dB gain and
> > all kinds of clipping and noise because of it.  Totem, Rhythmbox,
> > etc. all play nice with PulseAudio.
> >
> > There is a very simple patch available [1] that has not been accepted
> > upstream yet, but I have no clue why it wouldn't be/isn't.
> moreover, this has been fixed in ubuntu already:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/482408
> But, since mplayer is still in NEW, we cannot fix this in debian right
> now.


So I see that mplayer has been sitting in new for 6 months now.  I take
it the slowness is related to #552373 and the new stripping to add
mencoder to main?

It is really a shame that mplayer is languishing with no updates for so
long.  When all is said and done we can probably lay blame at the US
patent system.  Our Supreme Court is looking at eliminating software
patents altogether (see In Re Bilski in any search), and I think I can
speak for everyone in saying I hope they succeed.

Luckily we have the packages over at Debian Multimedia for now (which
has addressed this bug).

Any ETA for when this will be added to unstable?

Best regards,

Nathan A. Stine

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