[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #6547: Allow to play video using default external player
bill at bbqninja.com
Tue Aug 11 22:37:15 UTC 2009
2009/8/11 Petr Stehlik <pstehlik at sophics.cz>:
> MythTV píše v Út 11. 08. 2009 v 12:53 +0000:
>> #6547: Allow to play video using default external player
>> Comment(by stuartm):
>> I've always been concerned that offering the option of an alternative
>> player means that people don't report the problems they have with the
>> internal player.
>> Now the internal player and mplayer both use ffmpeg and at least in
>> principle they should both be able to play the same content.
> I use mplayer because of its larger and much more nicely rendered
> subtitles (that also feature automatic codepage recognition).
> Plus there are mplayer versions available that are multithreaded while
> the Myth internal player is using standard (non-mt) ffmpeg. This is
> important difference for non-VDPAU users, I guess.
>> allowing an alternative for the 1/2% of videos which won't play seem like
>> the wrong approach, holding back the internal player rather than focusing
>> on addressing remaining issues?
> I use it for 100% of my video collection currently.
A big lacking feature right now is that mythtv does not support vobsub
subtitles (idx + sub, graphical in nature instead of text). Most
people ripping their own dvds with subs will be using this as it's a
huge pain to do the whole text recognition thing (not to mention
there's no GOOD way to do so on linux).
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