"Uoti Urpala, one of the core developers of mplayer,
maintains a forked branch of mplayer that contains a lot of
interesting patches that are not (yet) included in the main svn
repository. His branch is often referred to as the 'git branch' on
forums, since it's kept in a git code repository
(http://repo.or.cz/w/mplayer.git). Some of the features included in
Uoti's branch are multithreading (which enables mplayer to take
advantage of multi core cpus), Matroska (mkv) ordered chapters,
better SSA/ASS subtitle support, improved VDPAU support, and other
"First part: install the build environment
"Ubuntu specific (tested on Ubuntu 9.10 32bit): Run the
following commands in a console/terminal window consecutively."
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