version 1.4 available since over 1 year, 1.3 buggy

Bug #1885384 reported by Karl on 2020-06-27
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Bug Description

As posted on http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html MPlayer 1.4 was released in April 2019.
If fixes a compatibility issue with ffmpeg affecting various codecs but not evident with all video files (luckily), e.g. hevc and flac, resulting in image freeze followed by gray image gradually augmented with delta content until the next I frame.

Console log typically looks like:

A: 169.3 V: 167.0 A-V: 2.250 ct: 5.446 0/ 0 0% 3% 0.7% 0 0
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Got unexpected packet after EOF
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 1
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 0
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 4
A: 175.0 V: 173.3 A-V: 1.620 ct: 6.075 0/ 0 0% 3% 0.7% 0 0
A: 180.5 V: 179.5 A-V: 1.007 ct: 6.689 0/ 0 0% 3% 0.7% 0 0
A: 181.3 V: 180.4 A-V: 0.916 ct: 6.780 0/ 0 0% 3% 0.8% 0 0
A: 196.7 V: 194.2 A-V: 2.479 ct: 7.917 0/ 0 0% 3% 0.8% 0 0
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Got unexpected packet after EOF
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 152
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 151
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 150
[hevc @ 0x7f0fcbcbf4c0]Could not find ref with POC 156
A: 209.3 V: 208.2 A-V: 1.082 ct: 9.314 0/ 0 0% 3% 0.7% 0 0

Upstream reports this issue fixed in 1.4: http://trac.mplayerhq.hu/ticket/2353

The formalities:
1) Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release: 20.04
2) mplayer: Installed: 2:1.3.0-8build5
3) smooth and error-free playback
4) in some videos, picture freezes, then is replaced by grey screen, content re-eppearing gradually

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