[mythtv-users] I used dvdbackup -M to copy DVDs to drive. Now what?
digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 01:40:56 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 6:36 PM, H P Ladds<householdwords at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Tom Dexter<digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In the mythvideo setting where you configure player settings for file
>> types, that's what the VIDEO_TS setting is for. In the example you
>> mention, the directory file_for_storage created by dvdbackup will
>> contain a sub-directory named VIDEO_TS. Based on that, mythtv will
>> treat the directory file_for_storage as VIDEO_TS and will play it
>> based on the command you configure (or the internal player if you
>> choose that). To play it with xine from mythvideo, you can use this
>> command setting:
>> xine -pfhq dvd:/%s
>> ...in the above example, that ends up doing:
>> xine -dfhq dvd://full/path/to/file_for_storage
> Oh you sweet talker! That worked like a charm. This has vexed me for
> some time! I thought the "dvd://" was a MPlayer thing and there are
> mentions of it in the MPlayer man pages, but no mention in the Xine
> man pages. How'd you know?
>> I actually have mine set to use the command:
>> xine --post tvtime -pfhq dvd:/%s
>> ...and have this in the ~/.xine/config for my mythtv user:
>> ...in order to get nice tvtime deinterlacing of DVDs.
> This too worked like a charm, and once again I query, "How'd you
> know?" As there is nada in the man pages on this.
> Again -- Thanks a bunch
The tvtime stuff isn't well documented in xine, except oddly enough,
inside the gxine GUI. I think there's good documentation on the
tvtime plugin somewhere specific to tvtime, though I don't have the
link offhand. I found that deinterlacer works great especially on
some DVDs that had a tendency for tearing etc without it.
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