[mythtv] How to use mplayer for playing TV in mythTV. (was Re: mythtv-dev Digest, Vol 50, Issue 34)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Apr 26 12:32:48 UTC 2007

On 04/26/2007 12:47 AM, Asheesh Chaddha wrote:
>  From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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 want to basically run Skype or other application with MythTV. So
>  running all application of MythTV using SDL can be a good choice. But
>  MythTV does not support SDL so I am investigating if I can run TV
>  using mplayer without loosing supported functionality of MythTV. Any
>  thought on it?

I still think you should use Freevo (with Skype or other applications) 
or, if you really need Myth, write videoout_sdl support.  Ripping the 
internal player out of Myth isn't the "Myth" solution.

Also, please change the subject back to what it was originally when 
replying to a message in a digest and please don't top post.   The 
subject helps others to follow the thread (even if you lose the 
threading headers, people can simply search by the same subject) and 
top-posting breaks the flow of conversations.


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