Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Great some strange quicktime movie that my mplayer won't play (Apple.com videos work)
So I guess it is true, every FreeBSD developer uses OSX as their desktop.-

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Great some strange quicktime movie that my mplayer won't play (Apple.com videos work)
So I guess it is true, every FreeBSD developer uses OSX as their desktop.-


Works perfectly fine in VLC - MOV is a QuickTime container where the source code is open source and freely to be used by anyone, it can hold pretty much any sort of CODEC inside it with the most popular being h264. There is a bug in ffmpeg/mplayer that has existed for years but there has never been the motivation to actually fix it which is why you're having the problems you're having now. In an ideal world the LLVM maintainers should have stuck with m4v/mp4.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


There is a bug in ffmpeg/mplayer that has existed for years but there has never been the motivation to actually fix it which is why you're having the problems you're having now. In an ideal world the LLVM maintainers should have stuck with m4v/mp4.


No idea what bug you're referring to. The movie in question works fine with FFmpeg and MPlayer.

Your ideal world comment makes no sense. MP4/M4V and MOV are both QuickTime.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Great some strange quicktime movie that my mplayer won't play (Apple.com videos work)
So I guess it is true, every FreeBSD developer uses OSX as their desktop.-


It plays fine here with VLC, Xine, MPlayer and ffplay.

As if MPlayer is the only media player. Get a clue.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Same here. Unfortunately, Linux still sucks at playing non-flash video. It's very hit and miss.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Unfortunately, Linux still sucks at playing non-flash video. It's very hit and miss.


Your comment makes no sense and it's also backwards. Last time I checked the kernel isn't a media player.

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