[mythtv-users] MythTV and DVD ISO files?

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 4 12:30:33 EDT 2005

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 11:29:41AM -0400, Dg B wrote:
>   I am new to this group.  I am looking into the possibility of
>   setting up a MythTV box. but have a question for you all. I have a
>   large collection of DVD ISO images on my computer, which I would
>   like to take advantage of through MythTV.  Can MythTV handle DVD
>   ISO images "as-is"?  That is, can I have MythTV simply load the
>   DVD images up and run them?

If you configure your MythVideo external video player to be "mplayer",
then yes (mplayer knows how to crack open ISO files and deal with the
contained DVD/VCD image). I use MythVideo in this way.

> I would like to be able to know if MythTV can handle the raw ISO
> files without transcoding/re-encoding.

I don't think *Myth* can handle them itself (see above). I don't think
the "Internal" MythVideo player can deal with ISO images (although if
you mount it over loopback, I think it's designed to deal with the

> Also, can I use MythTV to burn one of the ISO's straight to a DVD?

I don't know; I don't use MythDVD.

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