I have made several attempts to compile the svn MPlayer under Karmic's gcc 4.4.1 with a series of bizarre results including seg faults, odd video displays at times and a few other minor annoyances. I note that the MPlayer devs specifically recommend against compiling with either gcc 4.4.0 or 4.4.1.
Problem seems to be solved for me by downloading gcc-4.3 from the Karmic repository and running:
Can anybody else confirm this experience and this solution? I would welcome any mention of potential problems of having more than one version of gcc installed as well! The MPlayer produced in this manner is as I remember it from compiling under Hardy and upwards: steady as a rock.Code:$ ./configure cc=gcc-4.3 $ make cc=gcc-4.3
Edit: Better... I have posted an early version of this guide here.