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January 12, 2003

New IRIX Tardist: GQmpeg 0.20.0

Note: The links in this entry have been updated to the new 0.20.0 release.

I created a tardist of one of my favorite media players this evening, GQmpeg 0.20.0. You may have noticed it on a couple of my more recent screenshots, like this one or this one. It depends on a few things from SGI's Freeware site, hopefully I remembered all of them:

  • gtk
  • gdk-pixbuf
  • libpng
  • mpg123
  • ogg-vorbis
  • Once up and running you can find additional skins on the GQmpeg site.

    Try it out, let me know if it doesn't work and I'll do my best to track down the bugs.

    Posted by nekonoko at January 12, 2003 12:46 AM


    Apparently "xmp" is not in my path....

    What's xmp?


    Posted by: Rob at January 12, 2003 9:50 AM

    xmp is a 'mod' player like mikmod. It's not available from SGI Freeware and is only necessary if you want to play mod files with GQmpeg. I would have tried to get the xmp source and try to compile it but the xmp home page is down.

    Posted by: nekonoko at January 12, 2003 1:25 PM

    I've installed gqmpeg - the paper skin is pretty cool... I don't know how
    it works for you guys, but it seems a little bit *unstable* on my
    Indigo2 running with 6.5.8 - i.e. if you listen to shoutcasts and stop streaming
    mpg123 turn into a zombie and you will get the following pathetic
    error message:
    "Warning, unrecognized mpg123 output: "Error reading from socket or
    unexpected EOF"

    Any ideas?

    Posted by: ph0enix at January 20, 2003 10:20 AM

    I haven't tried shoutcasts (I listen to mp3 files) but I am also using mpg123-pre0.59s (patched against Gobble exploit) which may make a difference. If you're interested I could roll this into a tardist as well.

    I'll try a shoutcast with it and see what happens.

    Posted by: nekonoko at January 20, 2003 10:42 AM

    It would be great, if you roll the mpg123-pre0.59s into the tardist (the version from the SGI freeware is 0.59r). Maybe it will make a difference, but it seems that gqmpeg *loose contact to its child* - like parents in real life do... ;-)

    Posted by: ph0enix at January 20, 2003 10:25 PM

    Okay, I just tried Japan-A-Radio using mpg123-pres0.59s (http://lsac1-0-s04.shoutcast.net:8046/) and it worked great; stopped and started the stream several times and it never hung or did anything strange. I'll put the package online this evening.

    Posted by: nekonoko at January 21, 2003 12:52 PM