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duo
I've seen that Capt Fish has made reference to using the optimized mplayer from the angstrom distro.

How do i do this, i'm still relatively new to linux.

from what i can tell the pkgs are in ipkg format, but zUbuntu uses apt and dpkg since it is debian based.

how do i connect to the angstrom feed and install packages?


-thnx

duo

UPDATE: So it appears that xarchiver can read and extract the ipks, does this mean that i should just go to the angstrom repo, and dl mplayer and all of its dependencies and their dependencies then just extract everything? Will this work, or am i going to break something? and Is there and easier way?
Capn_Fish
I'm not sure which is more optimized, the Angstrom MPlayer or this one:

http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/beta3/fe...-1_armv5tel.ipk

Feel free to try both.

Yes, the install method is "download and extract the ipk to /, install deps (from Ubuntu repos) as necessary."

Extracting (as root):

CODE
cd /
tar -xf /path/to/mplayer_whatever_armv5te.ipk
tar -xpvf data.tar.gz
rm data.tar.gz debian-binary control.tar.gz
duo
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jul 3 2009, 09:23 AM) *
CODE
cd /
tar -xf /path/to/mplayer_whatever_armv5te.ipk
tar -xpvf data.tar.gz
rm data.tar.gz debian-binary control.tar.gz



i think that this should be:
CODE
ar -x /path/to/mplayer_whatever_armv5te.ipk
tar -xpvf data.tar.gz
rm data.tar.gz debian-binary control.tar.gz

tar error when i use it on an .ipk
Capn_Fish
Well, yes and no. The pdaXrom ipks are tarballs, but Angstrom ipks are ar archives.
speculatrix
anyway, did the mplayer work any better?
duo
mplayer and quasar work very well as a music player. not so much for video.
i'm using the mplayer from here.
(i messed things up very badly trying to install the angstrom version. I disregarded the advice
to install libraries through apt)

playing mp3s uses about 10% of the cpu. wma uses about 50%.
with audacious it was 50-70 and 90-100 respectively.

coming from a Zodiac, I'm disappointed with the video performance of the Zaurus.
I think that it was better with Cacko/pdaX. Course i have no idea if the bvdd or iwmmx
ever got updated to 2.6 kernel.

will give angstrom version another go, soon. Need to rebuild my pc 1st.

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