Joe Page hosts a detailed HP-UX MPlayer HOWTO by Martin Gansser on his homepage. With these instructions the build should work out of the box. The following information is taken from this HOWTO.
You need GCC 3.4.0 or later, GNU make 3.80 or later and SDL 1.2.7 or later. HP cc will not produce a working program, prior GCC versions are buggy. For OpenGL functionality you need to install Mesa and the gl and gl2 video output drivers should work, speed may be very bad, depending on the CPU speed, though. A good replacement for the rather poor native HP-UX sound system is GNU esound.
Create the DVD device scan the SCSI bus with:
# ioscan -fn Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description ... ext_bus 1 8/16/5 c720 CLAIMED INTERFACE Built-in SCSI target 3 8/16/5.2 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE disk 4 8/16/5.2.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-305 /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0 target 4 8/16/5.7 tgt CLAIMED DEVICE ctl 1 8/16/5.7.0 sctl CLAIMED DEVICE Initiator /dev/rscsi/c1t7d0 /dev/rscsi/c1t7l0 /dev/scsi/c1t7l0 ...
The screen output shows a Pioneer DVD-ROM at SCSI address 2. The card instance for hardware path 8/16 is 1.
Create a link from the raw device to the DVD device.
# ln -s /dev/rdsk/c<SCSI bus instance>t<SCSI target ID>d<LUN> /dev/<device>
# ln -s /dev/rdsk/c1t2d0 /dev/dvd
Below are solutions for some common problems:
Crash at Start with the following error message:
/usr/lib/dld.sl: Unresolved symbol: finite (code) from /usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/hppa2.0n-hp-hpux11.00/3.2/../../../libGL.sl
This means that the function .finite(). is not available in the standard HP-UX math library. Instead there is .isfinite().. Solution: Use the latest Mesa depot file.
Crash at playback with the following error message:
/usr/lib/dld.sl: Unresolved symbol: sem_init (code) from /usr/local/lib/libSDL-1.2.sl.0
Solution: Use the extralibdir option of configure --with-extralibdir="/usr/lib -lrt"
MPlayer segfaults with a message like this:
Pid 10166 received a SIGSEGV for stack growth failure. Possible causes: insufficient memory or swap space, or stack size exceeded maxssiz. Segmentation fault
Solution: The HP-UX kernel has a default stack size of 8MB(?) per process.(11.0 and newer 10.20 patches let you increase maxssiz up to 350MB for 32-bit programs). You need to extend maxssiz and recompile the kernel (and reboot). You can use SAM to do this. (While at it, check out the maxdsiz parameter for the maximum amount of data a program can use. It depends on your applications, if the default of 64MB is enough or not.)