[mythtv-users] mplayer, xine, internal player?!

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 18:04:57 UTC 2006

On 12/28/06, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> This may sound kind of silly, but how do you know what player is being
> used for what purpose by mythtv?
> The reason I ask is that when I view any torrent downloaded video or if
> I try to view the stuff I frantically pulled off of my DirecTivo (which,
> while it ends in .ty, it's really an mpeg2 stream), it seems to be using
> another player (guessing xine) than the one that is used for displaying
> livetv, recorded programs, or video (such as a DVD iso) because 80% of
> my remote buttons don't work.
> Since I don't know what player it is using, I can't seem to get my
> .lircrc set up properly..

Go into "Utilities / Setup -> Setup -> Media Settings -> Videos Settings ->
Player Settings".

That's where the default player is defined.  You can change it to "Internal"
to use the same playback code as is used for recorded programs, but it can't
handle everything that xine or mplayer can.

Carl Fongheiser
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