MLDonkey for OpenSolaris @ Multimedia Repository

MLDonkey LogoI've added MLDonkey 3.0.0 to my repository at The only network I have compiled into this MLDonkey package is the eDonkey/Overnet network. Click on the picture below to get an idea of how MLDonkey works.

One of the things I love most about MLDonkey is the fact that you can have the CORE running on a different computer to the GUI. I have included the GTK2 GUI in the package however there are a lot of others, including PHP, available from the MLDonkey website.

MLDonkey Screenshot

GStreamer ASF Plugin @ Multimedia Repository

Submitted by Murray Blakeman on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 22:46

GStreamer LogoAlthough I encourage everyone to purchase the Fluendo GStreamer Playback Plugins if you can, I've made the free GStreamer ASF Plugin available from my ips repository at

It appears that having the GStreamer FFMPEG plugin isn't enough to play ASF files without the Fluendo pack. With both FFMPEG and ASF plugins installed you can. The FFMPEG plugin will take care of the WMA and WMV audio and video streams found in most ASF files.

GStreamer DVD Video Plugins @ Multimedia Repository

Submitted by Murray Blakeman on Sat, 07/11/2009 - 20:39

GStreamer LogoThe GStreamer plugins required for DVD video playback have been available on my old repository for quite a while. I've recompiled the plugins with OpenSolaris 2009.06 and have been testing them for a few weeks. Until recently I was having problems getting the DVD playback working properly. "WhatsWrongWithThis" mentioned some compatibility issues between the free GStreamer DVD plugins and the Fluendo GStreamer Playback Plugins. I investigated and I think I have overcome the problem. The plugins have now been added to my new repository at Read below for installation instructions and more detail about the compatibility issue with one of the Fluendo libraries.

GStreamer MP3 Plugins @ Multimedia Repository

Submitted by Murray Blakeman on Sat, 06/20/2009 - 15:56

GStreamer LogoThe Free GStreamer MP3 Plugins are now available from my repository at These plugins can be used to play and encode MP3 files. The plugins required for ID3 Tag manipulation are also provided.

Although I have packaged MBLgst-plugin-mad for playing MP3 files, I would highly recommend you use the Fluendo MP3 GStreamer Plugin. Better still, the complete set of Fluendo GStreamer Plugins are fantastic.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 CD Artwork

Submitted by Murray Blakeman on Sat, 06/06/2009 - 18:28

I originally created CD artwork to use until the official artwork was made available. I noticed that the official artwork is now available at Please follow the link to download.

For historical reasons, below is the artwork I originally created. I made two available, a full color image for color printing and a high contrast greyscale image for light scribe and black and white printing.

2009.06 Multimedia Repository

Submitted by Murray Blakeman on Fri, 06/05/2009 - 22:40

My current multimedia repository at is still available but there are some issues with the ffmpeg and gstreamer ffmpeg packages in relation to libx264.

I've setup a new repository at Currently I have only made ffmpeg and the gstreamer a52dec plugin available. I'll be adding more over the coming weeks.

The ffmpeg in this repository works perfectly with libx264.