[mythtv-users] "Videos" won't play
david at davidwadler.com
Thu May 13 16:38:59 EDT 2004
> second, and most importantly - I went looking through the archives for
> anything pertaining to this but couldn't seem to find anything that
> might help the situation. The purpose of my mythtv setup is basically
> to serve as a central station for watching videos, recordings, and
> saved shows on the two tivos in my apartment. Essentially there are
> no videos on my mythtv box, they're all spread out across the network
> amongst 3 computers and (smb)mounted in the myth box via samba.
> mplayer -fs -zoom -vo xv %s
> mplayer -fs -zoom -vo xv
> Now, via command line that works fine, but through myth, like i said,
> it just sits there. no action.
Joel, I've had this same problem launching particular files with MythVideo
as well. However, it doesn't seem restricted to samba shares. Indeed, I
copied a bunch of files over to my Myth machine and the problem persisted.
I don't know why, but certain files just don't seem to launch mplayer (or
xine -- as I've tried making each the default player). And in my case, as
in yours, I am able to view these files by launching the player from the
command line. My suggestion is to try moving your files over to your Myth
machine and see if the problem persists. If it does, then you can rule out
samba. Unfortunately, you (and I) will still be in the dark as to what's
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