I have, among other things, the following packages installed on my recently inastalled FreeBSD 12,0-RELEASE system:
mplayer-18.104.22.16890329 High performance media player supporting many formats
mplayer-skins-1.1.5 Skins for MPlayer's Graphical User Interface (GUI)
smplayer-18.10.0_1 Complete front-end based on Qt for mplayer
smplayer-skins-15.2.0_1,1 Skins for SMPlayer (Skinnable GUI)
When smplayer is invoked to play some video file, it invariable fails. The tail end of the log file always shows the following error:
Unknown option on the command line: --no-config
Error parsing option on the command line: --no-config
MPlayer SVN-r38125-snapshot-6.0.1 (C) 2000-2019 MPlayer Team
It would appear that mplayer no longer supports a --no-config option, whereas smplayer is still attempting to invoke it while using one.
Invoking /usr/local/bin/mplayer with no options appear to confirm that it no longer supports a --no-config option.
The following additional information may or may not be either relevant or helpful:
Just another data point on this issue. Last night I downloaded the lastest (19.5.0) version sources for smplayer, unpacked and built from those sources, and I am pleased to say that I now have a correctly working smplayer on my system.
There was only one very tiny glitch in the build proccess. There's a ssubdomain of the main sources tree called "webserver" and it contains a Makefile that uses some GNU gmake specific conditional constructs which the FreeBSD make didn't know how to deal with properly. I wanted a quick & easy solution so I just arranged, only for this build, to have gmake appear in my $PATH as "make" prior to the actual FreeBSD make (/usr/bin/make) and then I was able to both make and install the whole smplayer-19.5.0 source tree with no problems at all. And smplayer-19.5.0 works properly with mplayer-22.214.171.12490329. I know. I checked.
Update committted, should fix this problem.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Thu Sep 19 18:19:22 UTC 2019
New revision: 512364
multimedia/smplayer: upgrade 18.10.0 -> 19.5.0
- 18.10.0 failed when invoking mplayer
Reported by: Ronald F. Guilmette <email@example.com>