Talk:Configuring Xine

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if someone works out how to use xine to take the MythDVD Rip audio channel %a/%c subtitle info for the preview, please add it here. Lwoggardner 22:51, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Deprecated, maybe, but has the Internal player in the .21 release gotten the full power of xine's post processing ability? With the backported DScaler goodies, xine becomes as a tiny god. I know there's always been the playback filters in myth, but the docs for the "postprocess" filter says: "While this exists in MythTV source code, it is currently not recommended for use." and has since Myth 0.15. Is there any word on if "postprocess" has any use yet? Also, does the internal player .21 use ffmpeg's multi-threaded decoding? That's something that I need for h264 and I doubt I'm alone.--DirkGecko 20:39, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, 0.21 has multi-threaded h.264 decoding. Can't comment on post processing, I've heard no complaints, but just how many people actually need it?--GBee 21:07, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
How many people need most of Myth's features? ;-) Seriously, though, xine's post-processing capabilities with standard DVD content is far from subtle. The Windows FFDShow guys geek on and on about image post processing for DVDs all the time. Poke your nose into the AVSForums and it might get clipped off by the accumulated freight train of interest. XV doesn't do the best video scaling out there. Fast, yes, but far from best. If the video scaling is done in software BEFORE being sent to XV, other goodies can be added, too. These normally include selective amounts of sharp / unsharp masking, deringing, denoising (which I know is explicitly available in Myth's playback filters), etc etc. I'm fairly certain this is where myth got it's recent "greedy" and "yadif" scalers.

Some people say "a DVD is 720x480, you can't get ANY more detail than that out of the picture". While basically true, the implementation of playback can make every one of those pixels count. Here's a good example. --DirkGecko 14:56, 12 March 2008 (UTC)