[mythtv] How to use mplayer for playing TV in mythTV.
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Apr 25 15:03:15 UTC 2007
On 04/25/2007 10:46 AM, Asheesh Chaddha wrote:
> I am trying to run TV functionality of MythTV using mplayer.
> Presently it is being done by NuppelVideoPlayer. Different methods
> are written in NuppelVideoPlayer(NVP) for controlling the various
> operations for TV i.e. Play, Pause, Forward or Rewind.
> I can initiate a separate process for playing TV using mplayer but
> the main problem is how to control the forward and rewind operations
> in it (since they need buffering of data which is done by NVP in
> Since mplayer for TV doesn't have these options and we are not using
> NuppelVideoPlayer, so how can this be done. Any pointers in this
> regard will be appreciated.
Shouldn't you just be using Freevo. AIUI, MythTV is taking the
"integrate all required functionality into the MythTV application/code"
approach whereas Freevo is taking the "make a UI that exposes many
different applications that each do some part of the work for us"
approach (and Freevo allows you to use either xine or MPlayer for
playback of video).
I personally doubt you'll get a lot of help replacing the Internal
player from the developers who have spent a great deal of time writing
MythTV's video player unless you can provide a /really/ good reason for
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