Archive for July, 2009

MacOSX: mplayer with ffmpeg-mt and ordered chapters

NOTE: This guide is outdated, for the current reccomended way to build mplayer please check my other post here.

A lot of recent releases of fansubbed anime make use of ordered chapters (linking segments), a feature of the Matroska video container that allows to link external video sources to the file you are currently playing. It is very useful because that way the Opening/Endings can be distributed only one time for each series and then be linked to each episode during playback.

Until a while back the only way to play these files correctly was on windows using Haali’s Media Splitter, however it is now possible to get it work on Linux and MacOSX by just compiling mplayer from the development server.
If you are looking for a similar guide for Linux check this.

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