[mythtv-users] mplayer doesn't work when started by mythfrontend

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 19:53:04 UTC 2009


On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Andrew Junev <a-j at a-j.ru> wrote:
> Hello Fedor,
>
> Monday, December 7, 2009, 7:19:55 PM, you wrote:
>
>> I've heard about mplayer getting confused and trying to use wrong
>> codec (i.e. applying a codec from -vc even when it should use its own
>> choice of codec). The following script was created for early versions
>> of VDPAU, it shows how to detect codec outside of mplayer and
>> customize the command line. You may be able to hack it to change -vc
>> in a way which makes your setup work.
>
>> #!/bin/bash
>
>> <skipped>
>
> I think I saw this script already.
>
> As I understand, mplayer writes to the terminal about its codecs in
> use when playing a file. In my case it selects the same codecs when
> starting from both, plain terminal window and from mythfrontend.
> So in here there is no difference, at least according to the log.
>
> Perhaps I'll try to run mplayer from mythfrontend without forcing it
> to use VDPAU, maybe there will be some difference. But even if there
> will - it doesn't solve my problem, as I do want to use VDPAU...

But not for that file perhaps (its an avi, which can contain h.264,
but is more likely to be xvid or divx)


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