[mythtv-users] Does MythTV Obviate a DVD Player?
myth at dgreaves.com
Fri Sep 3 08:00:36 EDT 2004
Stephen Tait wrote:
> At 08:18 03/09/2004, you wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote, On 9/2/2004 3:00 PM:
>>> I personally like my Myth box better than a stand-alone DVD player
>>> because I can apply filters to the output (i.e. xine's chain
>>> reaction) to improve (or, at least, adjust to my taste) picture
>>> quality. I'm using an old 6x DVD-ROM I bought in 1999, and it works
>>> like a charm...
>> The only reason I haven't gotten rid of my DVD player yet is that I'm
>> not sure what the best route to get 5.1 digital out sound working.
>> Any suggested setups? Right now I'm using using standard analog 2ch
>> sound from my onboard VT8233... Works fine for TV and cable
>> recordings, but doesn't cut it for DVDs. Any tips or documentation
>> anyone can point me to?
Yes, look at the wiki:
> Get yourself a decent Linux-supported soundcard (anything based on the
> emu10k1 chipset will work fine - I have two Audigy cards, I've heard
> good things about the M-Audio soundcards too) with an SPDIF output.
No need (IMHO) - get a dirt cheap (supported) soundcard with SPDIF out -
onboard motherboard will do fine. It's all digital so it makes not a
blind bit of difference. The one thing I'd say is use optical cable if
possible to avoid any electrical hum.
I drive my lounge system like this and it's fantastic.
> Back OT, Myth has completely replaced every DVD player in the house.
> Quality was never much of an issue (a PS2 and a cheap chinese job
> which did MPEG4 as well), but Xine comfortably blows their pants off.
> I've never had Xine crap out on me yet (touch wood), and everyone
> loves the ability to skip those annoying bits at the front and
> timeshift the DVD by ripping to HD. Not to mention seamless access to
> my rather vast collection of DVD rips on my file server.
seconded - but :)
I'm keeping my DVD player around. I've seen some DVDs with really
complex structures which seem to have sections too small to crack the
CSS. I wonder whether this is why the LOTR mentioned earlier wont play?
I have one disc (can't remember off the top of my head) that *won't*
play on xine/ogle etc etc and works fine on HW DVD. I'm fairly sure I
got DeCSS errors.
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