How do I make it work?
I downloaded a "static build" of ffmpeg from ffmpeg, but I don't know how to get a different version of ffplay than the one in the build -- I don't understand what you mean by "fake ffplay" -- is there a different one I can use?
I figured out how to use the version of ffplay that was in the ffmbc that I downloaded, rather than the default in the build. This will work for my puposes. Sorted.