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:
svn co http://overlays.gentoo.org/svn/dev/beandog/
Have fun and lemme know if there’s any problems.