Noach Magedman - 2007-02-15

Just to save everyone some time:
The project is no longer active here.  Go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ to get MPlayer OSX.

Some history:
Originally, there was a project called MPlayer, a which was a movie player specifically for the *Linux* platform.  The MPlayerOSX project here on SourceForge was a port of MPlayer to *MacOSX*.  However, since then, the original MPlayer expanded its scope to be a cross-platform movie player, and MacPlayerOSX was merged into it.  The sourceforge MPlayerOSX is obsolete.

Some confusing info:
* The version numbers of the project on sourceforge are in the 2.0 range.  The main MPlayer project is still numbered 1.0.  Nonetheless, the main project is more current.
* The mplayerhq.hu site still has links to the sourceforge MPlayerOSX.

Some clarifying info:
* http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/macos.html
"You can get a native GUI for MPlayer together with precompiled MPlayer binaries for Mac OS X from the MPlayerOSX project, but be warned: that project is not active anymore.  Fortunately, MPlayerOSX has been taken over by a member of the MPlayer team.  Preview releases are available from our download page and an official release should arrive soon."
* http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1279052&forum_id=212432
"RE: Is the project death?
By: Nicolas Plourde (nplourde) - 2005-05-05 17:19
Im in the process of merging MPlayerOSX gui into mplayer. Hopefully it will be available shortly on http://www.mplayerhq.hu."
* http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1337288&forum_id=212432
Another thread of people commenting that this project is inactive.

Open Letter to the maintainers of the MacPlayerOSX project:
Please put an official announcement on the homepage of this project so people don't waste their energy.