[mythtv] WinTV PVR-250 (hardware mpeg encoder)

Nathan Langley mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu Jan 9 19:52:18 EST 2003

On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 13:44, Matthew S. Hallacy wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 02:27:51PM -0500, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > Uh, sure.  There's absolutely no need for mythtv to support playing DVDs 
> > natively, though.  There's plenty of other programs that it can just exec for 
> > that.
> Well, is there any reason for mythtv to have its own player to begin with?
> You could use something like mplayer and gain support for many video formats,
> along with DVD's and VCD's. I believe I saw a patch out there for mplayer
> to play the MythTV videos in the FAQ.

MythTV's player performs a hell of a lot better than MPlayer for me.

> I can easily do the timeshifting and whatnot with existing software on
> my PVR-250, it's the EPG and scheduled recording that makes MythTV interesting
> for my purposes.
> Sorry if this has been brought up in the past, I haven't read the entire
> archives (yet).
> > 
> > Isaac
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