[mythtv-users] mythweb flow player problem
jenos at ncsa.illinois.edu
Fri Feb 18 09:04:22 UTC 2011
On 2/17/2011 11:33 PM, Rob Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Jeremy Enos<jenos at ncsa.illinois.edu> wrote:
>> wouldn't it be better for the error message to actually indicate
>> what the problem is?<-- This phenomenon is responsible for driving
>> hordes of people away from Linux, and for those it doesn't, it makes
>> life harder. Should be something we strive to eradicate.
>> Additionally, an rpm dependency would still be sensible too, no?
> We'll be switching it over to using mythffmpeg rather then the system
> ffmpeg and the issue shouldn't be a problem.
> That said, the page where you enabled it (so many versions ago) said this:
> Flash video playback is currently only a proof-of-concept and should
> be considered EXTREMELY experimental, which is why it has been
> disabled by default.
> It currently expects that ffmpeg is installed and compiled with mp3
> support, and that the recordings files are accessible to your
> webserver userid. It probably won't work with Nupplevideo files, and
> in the end, it may just not work at all (or maybe even worse).
> Enable this feature at your own risk, and don't expect too much
> official help until it has left the experimental phase.
Interesting. While I can't say it's impossible that I saw that message,
I can say I didn't. But as an enduser that saw a cryptic error not
indicative of the simple problem, that doesn't really matter.
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