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

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Thu Dec 28 18:35:27 UTC 2006

Carl Fongheiser wrote:
> On 12/28/06, *Rich West* <Rich.West at wesmo.com
> <mailto: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

Cool.  It took me a moment with the menus, then you got a "ahhh.. all
right.. now I get it..." out of me. :)



More information about the mythtv-users mailing list