April 29th 2012
Due to the upcoming changes to this guide's old home on these Forums I have, with much regret, moved this guide to my own personal website:
Howto: Build the svn MPlayer under the latest release version of Ubuntu
where I have just now released an updated version for Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin.
I attach a complete copy of the older guide as mplayer_guide.gz in case anybody wishes to make a wiki, blog, web page etc of this guide as it was for Oneiric Ocelot.