With recent Quirky and Wary releases they have been built with mplayer that was configured with '--disable-gui', and instead Gnome-mplayer GUI frontend has been used.
That's fine, but I have taken another look at compiling mplayer with '--enable-gui'. This provides a GUI with a wide choice of skins. Quite nice, except not so nice with JWM. JWM rev. 492 only displays the GUI control panel as a black box when X is set to 16-bit color depth. 24-bit works ok.
I have reported this bug to Joe:
Comments:Posted on 21 Jun 2010, 14:40 by aragon2
would it be possible to include mencoder in the build and create a seperate package for it?