[mythtv-users] Mythvideo: Internal Player, mplayer or Xine which is prefered?

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Wed Aug 15 13:48:03 UTC 2007

Willy Boyd wrote:
> I have a love/hate opinion of the Internal player.  I used it almost
> exclusively because the keys & OSD match everything else in Myth, and
> now MythVideo supports bookmarking.  The frustration comes in when
> watching movies, especially DVDs (and I realize that's not exactly
> what you're asking).  It's not as reliable as a standalone player like
> mplayer/vlc/xine, or even a hardware player.  For instance you'll be
> 3/4 of the way through a movie and Myth goes to comm flagging or
> something SQL-intensive and Myth just exits (and that goes back to
> mysql tuning, having mysql on same disk, etc.)  With that being said,
> it has gotten a lot better in recent SVN revisions.  Just after going
> through setting up my remote for vlc, I've switched back to using
> Internal exclusively for movies again.  We watched several this
> weekend with no problems.

I like the Internal player for the reasons stated above plus it seems to 
  start faster than xine.

However I ma considering going back to xine because it handles more 
codecs, seems more robust and does that cool thing when you press info.

My only bugbear with xine is that is takes a second or two to launch and 
I see the Kde desktop for a split second before getting the movie.


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