[mythtv-users] Playback with xine?
ylee at pobox.com
Thu Feb 12 06:31:59 UTC 2009
jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> says:
> I don't use the internal player, so the point is moot. The point has
> been moot for a long time and several versions. That ship sailed a long
> time ago. I don't see any point in revisiting the issue or being forced
> to revisit the issue.
No one is forcing you to revisit the issue, but if you don't have
current experience with the internal player then you shouldn't discuss
it as if you do.
I began with MythTV just before 0.19 shipped and, back then, mplayer
was unquestionably superior to the internal player for non-MythTV
video files. Each new MythTV version's internal player steadily
improved, and a small part of the pleasure of each new release has
been the removing of mplayer from more and more file extensions in
MythVideo's settings. By 0.20 I was able to use it for most file
formats. In 0.21 I can't remember the last time, outside the Apple
Trailers script, I used mplayer from within MythTV. Since my 0.21 is
running the VDPAU backport while my mplayer is the stock ATrpms
version, the internal player is now all the more superior in that way.
 Heck, what file formats can the 0.21 player not handle? mkv's been
mentioned in this thread but mine handles all such I have fine. I do
have a few mp4s and wmvs--a clip of a boss fight within World of
Warcraft, a couple of machinima films, and two 1080p versions of the
_I am Legend_ trailer--that doesn't play and/or crashes mythfrontend
spectacularly, but of course I'm not going to submit a ticket while
running the VDPAU backport.
Frontend/backend: P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend: Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs: Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories: 47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600
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