Mplayer compiled without enca support

Bug #115519 reported by TomasHnyk
This bug affects 5 people
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mplayer (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mplayer

Hi, enca is a tool to do various magic around some (mostly slovanian) encodings such as guessing a documents encoding, converting it and so on. Mplayer can use it to determine encoding of subtitles it plays, which is very useful if you have subtitles in languages supported by enca as is my case (i.e. you od not have to set encoding manually, mplayer guesses it correctly automagically).

Steps to reproduce: put a line subcp=enca:cz:cp1250 to ~./mplayer/config and try to watch a movie with subtitles. In console, you get a line saying SUB: error opening iconv descriptor.

Workaround: compile mplayer yourself with libenca-dev isntalled.

Proposed solution: compile the package mplayer with enca, it detects libenca-dev (it has dependency to libenca0, for thoe whole thing ot work enca must be installed as well) automatically.

Tags: packaging
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TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

I subscribe motumedia to the bug since it has been assigned to similar bugs I found when filling in this bug.

Changed in mplayer:
assignee: nobody → motumedia
Changed in mplayer:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in mplayer:
assignee: motumedia → superm1
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Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

mplayer (2:1.0~rc2-0ubuntu4) hardy; urgency=low

  [ Mario Limonciello ]
  * Rebuild against newer x264. (LP: #173624, 174087)
  * Build with enca support. (LP: #115519)
  * Fix gnome_screensaver errors. (LP: #108785, 104660, 159909, 113818)

  [ Luca Barbieri ]
  * Add locking support to Pulse Audio to prevent deadlocks. (LP: #136850)

  [ Phillip Belemezov ]
  * Fix gnome screensaver on amd64 (LP: #104660, 159861)

 -- Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> Tue, 11 Dec 2007 02:13:54 -0600

Changed in mplayer:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :


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TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

Regression: ss of Karmic, mplayer is once again compiled without enca support, could this please be reenabled? I do not know it if qualifies for SRU, if not, at least target Lucid, thnaks. (I hope reopening this bug is enough instead of creating a new one).

Changed in mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → New
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Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

this is a valid report. the dependency is indeed missing and we should probably just readd the configure switch.

In future please open new bugs with the 'ubuntu-bug' tool so that additional metadata is added.

Changed in mplayer (Ubuntu):
assignee: Mario Limonciello (superm1) → nobody
importance: Wishlist → Low
status: New → Triaged
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package mplayer - 2:1.0~rc3+svn20090426-1ubuntu14

mplayer (2:1.0~rc3+svn20090426-1ubuntu14) lucid; urgency=low

  * cleanup --configure flags
  * drop VDPAU build hacks, Closes: #566868, LP: #530481, #532007
  * enable musepack support
  * enable libaa support, LP: #502767, #455535
  * enable enca support, LP: #115519
  * remove DEB_BUILD_CONFIGURE override hack
  * fix weird permission bits for mplayer.desktop and mplayer.xpm
  * reorganize binary packages to no longer install the gui version by
  * refactor debian/rules to avoid sub makes
  * add patch to allow compilation with newer x264
  * use mp_msg instead of printf in debug help message
  * bump standards version
  * as no longer used, remove dependencies on debconf
  * Fix possible crashes with invalid SDPs, LP: #519579
  * add missing replaces
  * install manpages in the 'mplayer' package. and only there
 -- Reinhard Tartler <email address hidden> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:45:55 +0100

Changed in mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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