Nvidia 180.25 and new mplayer-vdpau released

Forgot to mention: For some very strange and yet for me not known reasons I got the following error executing the mplayer-vdpau-3402051/checkout-patch-build.sh:

cd: 1: can't cd to mplayer-vdpau

Only by starting the script with a period (dot) makes it work:

. ./checkout-patch-build.sh

I’ve also find it helpful to append a ‘-j4’ (for multi-core CPUs) to the make line to enhance the compilation process and I’ve also added a “–enable-menu” the the configure line, to have OSD (on-screen-display).

If you get:

Makefile:22 config.mak: No such file or directory
make: *** osd/: Is a directory. Stop.

then only because you did try to compile this although the scripts (checkout-patch-build.sh) failed, and didn’t checked out libpostproc, libavformat, libavcodec, libavutil, libdvdread4 and libdvdnav. Please start the script again, but put a period (dot) and a space before the script, and let it run again.

Found my mistake from the bug above.
I had the CDPATH environment variable set, and had /usr/local/src in there, where all my mplayer-vdpau tryouts reside also. I use to use this feature for often used directories. This works like the Tab-completion thing for commands, you know. If you type e.g. nvid and press the Tabulator key, the command is going to be updated upto nvidia-, pressing the Tabulator key again you’ll get 'nvidia-settings'.. This whole thing works also for paths. You’ve only have to set the environment variable CDPATH to the directory you want to get fast. In my case here, I had to unset it again and it worked without the leading period again, like it should.

unset CDPATH

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