Good to hear . My ~/.mplayer/config tends to be a little bare, has the following at the moment (for my slackware, vdpau-powered version):

Code:
# Andrew's choices for MPlayer defaults!

# I prefer mpg123 playback for all mp3 files:
#--------------
[extension.mp3]
profile-desc="profile for .mp3 files"
ac=mpg123
#--------------

# Seems to work better for .mov files:
#--------------
[extension.mov]
demuxer=mov
#--------------

# Try FFmpeg/libavcodec codecs first, they usually work best:
#--------------
afm=ffmpeg
vfm=ffmpeg
#--------------


# If I use vdpau I prefer these video codecs:
#--------------
[vo.vdpau]
vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffodivxvdpau,
#--------------
Any other settings I add from the commandline. The mpg123 setting is set to become the default soon enough when the default mp3lib is finally removed.