[mythtv-users] Mythvideo: Internal Player, mplayer or Xine which is prefered?
boehm100 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 15 23:12:43 UTC 2007
Wow, thats some really great info. Where did you find out about the
tvtime post processing in xine?
I found this page to have some really great info too.
Tom Dexter wrote:
>> From: "Anthony Giggins"
>> Hey People,
>> I recently upgraded from Mythdora 3.2 to 4.0 and have had some issues with
>> Xine not playing the audio from some XVID avi's but it is working from
>> others all of these are using MP3 audio at 128 bit rate. these worked fine
>> in version 3.2 which used mplayer by default I believe.
>> So this has raised the question which is prefered by everyone for
>> mythvideo playback Xine, mplayer or the Internal Player? and what are the
>> pros and cons of each? I've looked around the wiki and have not really
>> found the information I was looking for.
>> Thank You
> I use xine for just about everything. I have wmv files set to use mplayer,
> thought I virtually never watch them in mythtv. I've experimented a little
> with mkv files and mplayer seems to handle some that xine won't.
> I'm running mythtv 0.20.1 and I'm sure the internal player in SVN is much
> better than what I have. xine just supports so many codecs and formats.
> I know you didn't specifically ask about DVDs, but I use xine for DVDs as
> well as VIDEO_TS, iso, and img DVDs. One big advantage of this is being
> able to use the tvtime deinterlace post processing. When I first started
> watching DVDs in mythtv, I noticed that some DVDs had some pretty nasty
> tearing issues especially during panning no matter what player I used.
> After enabling post processing with the tvtime deinterlace plugin in xine,
> all those issues went away and my DVD playback always looks simply amazing.
> The command I have set up for DVD playback is:
> xine --post tvtime -pfhq dvd:/%d
> ...and for the file types VIDEO_TS, iso, and img:
> xine --post tvtime -pfhq dvd:/%s
> Then, in my /home/mythtv/.xine/config file I have:
> ...which sets the deinterlace method to GreedyH and leaves all other options
> at the defaults, which apparently are:
> The only place I've seen those options documented thoroughly is in the gui
> of gxine, which I find pretty odd. Anyway...the DVD playback I get with
> that output at 1080i to my TV (a Hitachi RC CRT) is noticably better than
> any DVD player I've owned.
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