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Hello out there in Gentooland,
Here's the latest scoop on xmms and playing avi's. It turns out that
4Front Technologies has _yet_ to release avi-xmms that is compatible with
avifile-0.6. However, we have found a patch to xmms itself which allows
xmms to play avi's as a built-in plugin (so, you need not emerge anything
else) and which links against avifile-0.6
To use this capability, please unmerge: avifile-0.53 and avi-xmms.
Then, remerge xmms. Then in Preferences in input plugins you will see
"Plover avi [builtin]" Once you enable that you will be able to view avi
movies in xmms again. Please note that if you emerge --clean rsync, you
will find that avifile-0.53 is no longer part of the portage tree, and any
recent emerge rsync will show that avi-xmms is now masked. It will
remain so until 4Front release a version to compile against the newer