[mythtv-users] Disabling the internal player
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Feb 24 17:18:03 UTC 2010
On 02/24/2010 10:16 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>> Removal of external player support still seems like a significant loss
>> of functionality to me.
> I agree. I've been trying to wrap my head around this for the last
> day and I just see this as a lose lose proposition.
> With external player support, I can, if I like, set the player to be
> /bin/bash and have the video be a shell script to do just about
> anything. I mean, I could get today's MythVideo launch DOSEMU to run
> a '90's era demo scene "video" if I like. When will the internal
> player support that?
There's a plugin for that... MythGame, the generic application launcher
plugin for MythTV.
Note that you could have it launch any application--including an
external video player--not just a game player. MythGame /is/ the
generic application launcher plugin for MythTV. MythVideo isn't.
Besides, MythVideo in the form you all recognize is likely to disappear,
anyway. The plugin itself is planned to go away, and instead the
backend and frontend will provide support for playing even non-recording
video (and music) files. (And, yes, standalone frontends will work,
too--and, yes, even with Storage Groups.)
Let's all stop complaining until you see what's planned. There are some
very big, overarching changes that will happen.
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