Buggy debian packages Gabucino 2001.12.23
Warning to the Open Source Community :
Please do not use unofficial debian packages of MPlayer that can be found scattered on the Net. Especially avoid packages of Christopher Marillat. He - ignoring our repeated requests, and his provider's request - continues to distribute his home-made buggy (browse the mplayer-users mailing list archives, for users complaining about mysterious crashes, segfaults, reboots using those packages. Or here is a direct link of a recent bugreport.)
He also denies the existence of all there reports. Mr. Marillat, would you PLEASE stop making our development harder ? We'd appreciate it, thanks.
Also if you download MPlayer binaries from him, be aware that you (and he) commit an illegal act (though probably nobody will kill you for it), for a compiled mplayer binary contains codes with license violations, and it's illegal to distribute it.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : the MPlayer Team doesn't take ANY responsibility, and does NOT provide any support for bugs, damaged software or hardware, or backdoors when using those deb packages !
The same applies to RPM packages as well.