I just compiled mplayer2 from source (git://git.mplayer2.org/mplayer2-build.git) because the repository (ubuntu 12.04) version didn't work on my system. Since I have old hardware I was just wondering ...
Perhaps this is a stupid idea? Maybe there are some compatibility issues? I have the impression that for Intel-based systems, the Intel compiler would potentially do a better job than GCC. Perhaps ...