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Did You Know there was a Fork of MPlayer?

Mar 23, 2011, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

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"One of the inherent advantages of Open Source software is the ability to modify the original source as you see fit. This sometimes results in forks and derivatives. Some of the more commonly known are Mageia and LibreOffice. But one you may not have heard of is mplayer2.

"The mplayer2 Website says, "mplayer2 is an advanced general-purpose video player. A fork of the original MPlayer project, it contains significant further development and supports a number of features not available in other Unix players." But no reason was found to indicate why a fork was desired. Perhaps a hint or two can be gleaned by the difference."

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