[mythtv-users] FW: mythDVD playback problem

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 28 13:33:45 EDT 2004

On Wednesday 28 July 2004 12:46, Sperlongano Brian M NPRI wrote:
> Actually, I am using an saa7134-based card (an Asus Digimatrix box).
> This still would not explain why perfectly good video playback occurs
> when launched directly.  Here's a walkthrough:
> 1.) Power up the box.  "X" and "mythfrontend" are started via a
> respawn entry in my /etc/inittab
> 2.) Choose "Play DVD" command in mythtTV.  xine starts up, switches
> to full-screen black, X cursor appears for a second, then immediately
> returns to mythTV DVD menu.
> 3.) Press Alt+F1.  Login.  Type: export DISPLAY="localhost:0.0".  Run
> xine command (same as specified in DVD setup in mythTV).  Press
> Alt+F7 (to go back to X).  DVD (audio AND video) are playing
> perfectly.
> Hope this gives a little more info as to the problem I'm running
> into.
> Thanks!
>  Brian
> >Are you perhaps by any chance using the PVR350's tv-out?
> >It would explain this.
> >
> >As the PVR350's tv-out does not support xvideo. It's just a simple
> >framebuffer device.
> >
> >To get everything working, you will unfortunatly have to use the
> > tv-out of a real video-card. A video card usually *does* have
> > xvideo support.
> >
> >>I have a rather interesting problem with getting MythDVD working
> properly. I am able to launch DVD playback from the console, using
> xine or mplayer or ogle (all three work). However, when I launch any
> of these three players from *within* MythDVD, using the *exact same*
> command specified in the MythDVD setup, the program comes up for a
> few seconds, and before playback begins, the program crashes and
> returns to the MythDVD menu. I get the same thing no matter which
> player I try to use. Any ideas?

Try adding the following to the end of the player command in MythDVD:

2>&1 /dev/null < /dev/null

i.e. your command might look like:

"mplayer -fs -vo xv %s 2>&1 /dev/null < /dev/null"


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