[mythtv-users] VLC and MythVideo

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jun 20 01:47:30 UTC 2006

On 06/19/2006 02:38 AM, David Whyte wrote:

>On 6/19/06, hondaman <hondaman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Is there a way to make VLC play all file types from within mythtv?  VLC plays my dvd images just fine, but has trouble with xvid and divx.
>>VLC outside of myth plays all these same files just fine.
>I imagine this is a problem with the way that you are calling VLC.  I
>am no expert but don't you have to pass in different flags for
>different media types, particularly DVD images.  If so, perhaps you
>need to wrap the call to VLC in some form of script which in turn
>calls VLC with the write parameters.
>Start Script
>  if file is AVI type:
>    Call VLC with single filename argument
>  else if file is DVD image:
>    Call VLC with DVD flag and DVD image filename
>  endif
>End Script
>A lame effort I know, but perhaps it may inspire you.

Or, instead of writing a script, use MythVideo to map filename 
extensions to appropriate command lines.  Unfortunately, not having used 
VLC myself, I can't give you appropriate command lines.  Maybe some of 
the other users have acquired some they could post.


And, yes, this--not a VLC user's list--is the -users list I meant ( 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/209395#209395 ).  Thank 
you for bringing the question to the mythtv-users list.  :)

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