[mythtv-users] Feature request: Have mythfrontend properly play non-Myth files

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Apr 15 03:18:22 UTC 2007

On 04/14/2007 11:09 PM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Sometimes, the DVD rip of a movie is in better quality than a
> recording (especially off a non-digital cable channel like TCM is on
> my system). However, in addition to viewing the .AVI file (I use
> Handbrake on my Mac) in MythVideo, I'd like to be able to watch it
> directly from mythfrontend's Watch Recordings while taking advantage
> of the description, actors, and other metadata that's already
> there.
> Unfortunately, if I do the following:
> * Delete the recording outside of mythfrontend
> * Substitute the .avi for the recording
> * Play the .avi from Watch Recordings
> The recording plays, but on skips within the recording there are lots
> of macroblock breakups, which I presume is due to the lack of a prper
> seektable. However, rebuilding the seektable [1] doesn't help in such
> cases. Again, these are recordings MythVideo Internal player plays
> fine.
> So, I'd love to see mythfrontend's Myth player be able to properly
> handle the kinds of non-Myth recordings that its cousin the MythVideo
> player already can.
> [1]
> <URL:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/236245#236245>.

Did you look at mythcommflag --video?


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