mplayer update broken (packman)

In the past couple of days there has been an mplayer rollback in Packman.
The current version in Packman is 1.1.1+r36500-3.1

after installing this, when launching smplayer I get a popup window stating

smplayer couldn’t identify the version of mplayer you are using.
Version reported by mplayer
MPlayer -4.7 (C) 2000-2013 MPlayer Team
Please select the correct version of mplayer

then there is a dropdown box with the choices
1.0rc3 or newer
1.0rc1 or older

Choosing the newest version works and local files play without problem but network files now refuse to play (from my nas drive over smb)

Here are the log files from mplayer

/usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -nofs -nomouseinput -sub-fuzziness 1 -identify -msglevel demux=6 -slave -vo xv -ao pulse -nokeepaspect -nodr -double -input conf=/usr/share/smplayer/input.conf -stop-xscreensaver -wid 75497573 -monitorpixelaspect 1 -ass -embeddedfonts -ass-line-spacing 0 -ass-font-scale 1 -ass-styles /home/farcus/.config/smplayer/styles.ass -font Arial -subfont-autoscale 0 -subfont-osd-scale 20 -subfont-text-scale 20 -subcp ISO-8859-1 -subpos 100 -cache 2048 -osdlevel 0 -prefer-ipv4 -vf-add screenshot -noslices -channels 2 -af equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 -softvol -softvol-max 110 smb://linkstation/share/TV%20Shows/xxxxx/xxxxx.mkv

MPlayer -4.7 (C) 2000-2013 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket

mplayer: No such file or directory

Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing smb://linkstation/share/TV%20Shows/xxxxx/xxxxx.mkv.

No stream found to handle url smb://linkstation/share/TV%20Shows/xxxxx/xxxxx.mkv

Exiting… (End of file)

switching to mplayer2 problem is resolved but there is obviously something wrong with the current version of mplayer in packman.

You should report this to the Packman ML
I noticed the popup you reported but not the issue because I play all my files locally. If there is a file on my server, I just fetch it first.

Yes, I have reported it over at

already one bug report which I guess is related to the issue there.

with the recent update to MPlayer the version number has changed from 1.1+[svn number] to 1.1.1+[svn number]. The latter is smaller (by sort), thus it confuses the package installation tools.

Can we at least get rid of the “+” sign? Better to not have the svn number there at all.

today’s mplayer update in Packman to 1.1.1+r36500-5.1 seems to have fixed up the issue of playing back over network shares.

Still getting the annoying smplayer popup about being unable to detect the mplayer version but this is probably due to the intentional change in mplayer version numbering. I guess smplayer will catch up at some stage with a future update.