I still can't install the latest mplayer. I currently have mplayer 1.1-i586-1vl70 installed, but when I try to upgrade it to 20101119-i586-1vl70 I get the error that I wrote of in the first post (that being that the dependency on dirac is not satisfied). The older mplayer has some problems when running:
MPlayer 1.1-4.5.2 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
This codecs.conf is too old and incompatible with this MPlayer release! at line 6
In checking PACKAGES.TXT
for the repository, mplayer 20101119-i586-1vl70 calls for "dirac >= 1.0.2-i586-2vl70" and yet this doesn't exist with the packages.
later edit: the version I have installed is from the untested repository from a helpful post
by uelsk8s. It does allow umplayer to work, which is good. [digress]However, other things still aren't working for me (like getting tovid to work) which may or may not have anything to do with mplayer.[/digress]