Is mplayer a mess for everybody on dingux now?
I copied a standard xvid 700MB movie to the player and tried to play it both in the native player and mplayer under dingux. In the native player it is smooth, everything works fine - ffwd, scaling (it looks like at least bilinear, does the IPU do that?) with zoom and stuff while in the mplayer it takes forever to load, after it loads, it's unwatchable. It skips, hangs, artifcats on the screen, nothing works.
I think that the native player is optimized with this MXM (or how it is called) instructions, right? So it's save to assume that unless somebody who knows mips asm and the process of video decoding, we're stuck with this?
Despite the fact, that I don't know much about the elf binaries and low-level hacking, I have a wild idea. Is it possible to extract libs from the native os from the .hxf file? If so, we could get the entry points to these libs (they're probably ELF, so unless I'm missing something they should be usable under linux) and hack mplayer to use them for decoding...