[mythtv-users] mpeg2 playback performance issue makes no sense

Donavan Stanley GeckoFiend at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 21:52:08 UTC 2004

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 11:06:03 -0400, Joseph A. Caputo
<jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 October 2004 10:27, Michael J. Lynch wrote:
> > Ah ha....See comment below.
> >
> > Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> > >If you really want to see how Myth's internal player performs,
> > > instead of trying to trick Myth into playing it as a recorded TV
> > > program, simply use MythVideo ("Watch Videos").  There is a setup
> > > option that lets you configure the player command to use for this;
> > > apparently you have yours configured for mplayer (the default,
> > > IIRC).  If you change this to "Internal", it will use the internal
> > > player without the need to fool Myth.
> >
> [snip]
> > I've searched the archives and asked the question several times and
> > this is the first
> > response from any of my posts that tells me how to do this.  Thank
> > you.
> >
> Note that (last time I checked) the internal player still needs a little
> work.  It still has some issues with seeking in certain types of files,
> notably AVI containers, and I've noticed that I get bad interlacing
> artifacts when playing back my Xvid .avi movies.  Of course, I'm about
> a month behind CVS right now, but I don't recall seeing anything on the
> -commits list that addressed this.  (JDS, if you're reading this, are
> there any updates in this area?)  Also, you'll want to build a
> seektable for your mythvideo files.  You can do this by running
> "mythcommflag --video <filename>".

I've not done anything with the internal player since .16 was
released.  I do plan on finishing up the outstanding issues, I just
haven't had time.  Adding a seek table *should* make seeking in avi's
bearable though.

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