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Re: [emms-help] No mpv support for now

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [emms-help] No mpv support for now
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:34:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Alex Vong <address@hidden> writes:

> Yoni Rabkin <address@hidden> writes:
>> Today I had a look at adding mpv as a player to Emms.
>> According to the mpv developers, the right way to use mpv would be via
>> it's IPC communication mechanism using JSON. However, the version of mpv
>> which comes on my system is too old (0.3.4), the version with the stable
>> command-line option to do the communication (--input-ipc-server) was
>> introduced in 0.17.0, and on my system I can't even compile that version
>> since my libavcodec is too old.
>> In other words, I can't add mpv support at this time.
>> Too bad.
> If you have time, you can try install GNU Guix on top of your base
> distro and install Guix's mpv. This is how I run Debian stable while
> still get latest version of software I used (best from both world!).

I went ahead and tried that because it sounds great. Unfortunately on my
trisquel install my /tmp doesn't have enough room for guix to compile
anything successfully.

I'll come back to this on a different machine, or if I figure out how to
get guix to compile somewhere other than /tmp.

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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