[mythtv-users] Re: Myth Next Step - Actually running it :-)

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sun Aug 1 05:45:47 EDT 2004

On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 11:13:04PM -0800, Dan Morphis wrote:
> Russ wrote:
> >> MythTV does NOT use mplayer. MythTV handles playing the video
> >> internally. MythDVD and MythVideo *can* be configured to use
> >> mplayer, but MythTV does not use, or require mplayer.
> >
> >
> > I am not going to say this is right or not since I have absolutely no
> > idea. What I do know is that when I tried to install MythTV rpm it
> > told me I could not till I installed Mplayer.
> Probably because the package maintainer set mplayer up as a dependancy.  
> I can tell you with out a doubt that mplayer is NOT required to use 
> MythTV.  But, just because a package maintainer set it up as a 
> dependancy, doesn't mean it's required for mythtv.  More than likely, 
> you tried to install "mythtv-suite", part of "mythtv-suite" (as defined 
> by the package maintainer) is mythvideo.  The package maintainer more 
> than likey set mplayer as a dependancy for mythvideo.  If Axel hasn't 
> ignored this thread, maybe he could weigh in.

Dan is right, there is only an indirect dependency on mplayer by
mythvideo (and also mythmkmovie) coming from mythtv-suite:

# rpm --test -e mplayer
error: Failed dependencies:
        mplayer is needed by (installed) mythvideo-0.15.1-55.rhfc2.at
        mplayer >= 4:0.92 is needed by (installed) mplayerplug-in-2.66-16.rhfc2.at
        /usr/bin/mencoder is needed by (installed) mythmkmovie-1.0.1-3.rhfc2.at

If you ask for mythtv-suite you ask for everything that could be used
for setting up a complete mythtv box (mythtv-suite is a convenience
meta-package for pulling it as much ythtv as possible).

But the singular components have minimal dependencies, so that you can
create pure mythtv backends/frontends and the like.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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