[mythtv-users] automatically launching VideoLan or Windows Media
Player with .NUV files?
rpooser at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 13:31:50 EST 2005
Torbjörn Jansson wrote:
> 2005/11/21, Raphael Pooser <rpooser at gmail.com <mailto:rpooser at gmail.com>>:
> It seems that the only way you can stream things is if you use mythweb
> or if you set up video lan to stream things on the host machine
> and then
> receive it on your windows machine, is that right? So, using
> dsmyth and
> then just clicking on a file on windows explorer from a shared
> on a mythtv machine is totally different. I'm asking because
> right now
> when I view video on my windows machine it stutters at times and
> with low framerate. The sound continues on at normal speed and the
> video completely goes out of sync in a very short time. It seems that
> my video files (about 8000Kbits/sec for rtjpeg, 3000Kbps for
> mpeg4) are
> taking too much bandwidth as windows is treating them as if they were
> local files and it can't get the data off the myth machine fast
> since the myth machine is on 802.11g wireless. Even then 8000kbps
> shouldn't be enough to cause any problems though so I don't fully
> understand it. Lastly, VLS cannot play rtjpeg yet it seems, even with
> the dsmyth filters installed, while windows media player can. Does
> anyone have a good player suggestion they use for this stuff?
> asuming its the network speed that is your problem, if you want to
> experiment a little there is one or two thing you coud try.
> in the configuration program for the dsmyth filters, there is a
> checkbox called something like "always open files from backend" (can't
> remeber exactly what i named it), make sure that box is checked.
> now, when you open a nuv file (nupplevideo type, not mpeg) from a
> samba share, the file will be streamed from the backend instead
> (transparent to the mediaplayer).
> this should use less bandwidth than playing it directly from samba share.
> if you still have problems, you can try to increase the size of the
> local ringbuffer in the dsmyth config program, maybe somewere around
> 500Mb to 1gb or something like that (make sure you have enough
> diskspace for it).
> when you start playback hit pause and wait a while for the ringbuffer
> to fill up, then resume playback and check if there is any difference.
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yeah, both good suggestions.
As I just recently upgraded my windows machine and reinstalled windows
and then dsmyth, I cannot try these yet because now any player will
crash when trying to play nuv files! I suspected the open from backend
would help, and maybe transcoding to mpeg4 with smaller file sizes. The
crashing problem is a windows thing, so once I solve that I will retest
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