[mythtv-users] Re: EFF calls for developers for MythTV
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Tue Jul 6 18:49:13 EDT 2004
Jason Gabriele wrote:
>>There's a different point of vue that says that MythVideo is a part of
>>MythTV and thus should behave the same and that which application
>>MythVideo uses to do the task is an implementation detail the user
>>should not have to worry about.
>>So while using MPlayer or Xine to play videos simplifies things from a
>>development point of view, it can hurt ease of use. Corporate types
>>would say it's a tradeoff between time-to-market and integration<g>.
>i agree having a builtin player would be really nice but this has been
>tried before. there was a guy working on one but he said that there was
>too many problems with it and gave up on it. you have to realize it
>probably wouldnt make a difference with a commercial distribution
>because they would have setup mplayers keys to work like mythtvs. also
>many driver setup woes would already been taken care of because they
>would most likely ship the hardware with the software preinstalled.
That was me, and I was working on integrating libxine not writing a
whole new player.
MythVideo does have the option of using Myth's built in playback code.
It just doesn't handle as many formats as Xine does nor does it support
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