[mythtv-users] DVD in myth TV

Jason Ramey webmaster at permutation.org
Mon Mar 17 23:17:14 UTC 2003

Drew I tried this after your initial posting last week. I wasn't able to
utilize it because I wasn't able to view the symlinks through mythvideo.
I've been using a custom dvdmenu.xml to accomplish the goal but I liked your
idea better. Any ideas? Thanks.

Jason Ramey
webmaster at permutation.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Whittle" <drew at lug.net.nz>
To: <mythtv-users at snowman.net>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] DVD in myth TV

> On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 07:05, Ben Brown wrote:
> > I've seen many people mention this, and I thought I'd make a quick post.
> > If you want to be able to play DVD's from you mythtv, you might try just
> > using a 3rd party piece of software and editing your menu.xml's.  I've
> I used to have a button in the main menu that exec'd mplayer for DVD's,
> but I found a better way (imho)
> Add this to mythvideo-settings.txt
> dvd_helper=/usr/bin/mplayer -alang en -ao alsa9 -vo xv -dvd 1 -cache
> 4096
> and on the profile_movies= line add dvd.
> Now go to you video storage directory and create a Symlink called
> someting like "Play a DVD.dvd"
> fire up Mythvideo and select the link (with a dvd in the drive)
> Enjoy your DVD...
> :D
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