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:
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....
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
"Warning, unrecognized mpg123 output: "Error reading from socket or
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