[mythtv-users] Mythvideo: Internal Player, mplayer or Xine which is prefered?
digitalaudiorock at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 15 16:59:31 UTC 2007
>From: "Anthony Giggins"
>I recently upgraded from Mythdora 3.2 to 4.0 and have had some issues with
>Xine not playing the audio from some XVID avi's but it is working from
>others all of these are using MP3 audio at 128 bit rate. these worked fine
>in version 3.2 which used mplayer by default I believe.
>So this has raised the question which is prefered by everyone for
>mythvideo playback Xine, mplayer or the Internal Player? and what are the
>pros and cons of each? I've looked around the wiki and have not really
>found the information I was looking for.
I use xine for just about everything. I have wmv files set to use mplayer,
thought I virtually never watch them in mythtv. I've experimented a little
with mkv files and mplayer seems to handle some that xine won't.
I'm running mythtv 0.20.1 and I'm sure the internal player in SVN is much
better than what I have. xine just supports so many codecs and formats.
I know you didn't specifically ask about DVDs, but I use xine for DVDs as
well as VIDEO_TS, iso, and img DVDs. One big advantage of this is being
able to use the tvtime deinterlace post processing. When I first started
watching DVDs in mythtv, I noticed that some DVDs had some pretty nasty
tearing issues especially during panning no matter what player I used.
After enabling post processing with the tvtime deinterlace plugin in xine,
all those issues went away and my DVD playback always looks simply amazing.
The command I have set up for DVD playback is:
xine --post tvtime -pfhq dvd:/%d
...and for the file types VIDEO_TS, iso, and img:
xine --post tvtime -pfhq dvd:/%s
Then, in my /home/mythtv/.xine/config file I have:
...which sets the deinterlace method to GreedyH and leaves all other options
at the defaults, which apparently are:
The only place I've seen those options documented thoroughly is in the gui
of gxine, which I find pretty odd. Anyway...the DVD playback I get with
that output at 1080i to my TV (a Hitachi RC CRT) is noticably better than
any DVD player I've owned.
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