[mythtv-users] MythDVD woes (mplayer vs xine)

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Sat Mar 5 22:10:49 UTC 2005

On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 06:33:17PM +0000, Richard Holroyd wrote:
> Not being satisfied with the lack of dvd menu support in mplayer I
> opted to apt-get xine and integrate it as the replacement player for
> dvds in Myth. However, unlike with mplayer which appeared seamlessly
> when loading, xine kicks back to the desktop whilst loading before
> jumping into full screen mode. Is this a problem that everyone
> experiences with using it as an alternative??

Do --no-splash and/or --no-logo not do the trick for you (see "xine

> A further problem I have experienced sporadically, is when quitting
> out of xine, myth is not refocused correctly.

Seems like a window-manager-configuration problem to me.

Why run a window manager at all? I know there have been lots of posts
about using ratpoison, fvwm2, etc., but my .Xsession just says:


	xsetroot -solid black
	[some other irrelevant junk]


When I start xine/mplayer, they always seem to be on "top", and when I
quit them, mythfrontend has the focus again (being the only
application left running).

When mythfrontend exits, I'm back at the tty1 command prompt.


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