I updated the mplayer and dvdnav ebuilds in my small overlay, and added one for dvdread now, which has been split into a separate package. I haven’t had time in the past while to keep an eye on what’s been going on, but I do know that the heavy flurry of development has stopped, and that the installer works better. Plus, the software works fine for me.
My overlay isn’t in layman right now, so if you want to check it out, here’s the skinny:
Have fun and lemme know if there’s any problems.