[mythtv-users] Playing Flash Video (flv) files

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 12 21:35:21 UTC 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Iván Pérez Domínguez wrote:

> jonny Linux wrote:
>> On 1/12/07, *Iván Pérez Domínguez* <ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com
>> <mailto:ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     I have an flv file. Mplayer plays the sound but no video.
>>     With ffmpeg I can create an AVI file for the same flv, that  
>> works fine,
>>     but the Internal mythtv player (which I think is ffmpeg-based)
>>     can't play the original flv (neither video no sound).
>>     Anyone tried this format?
>> The best flv player I've seen is the latest version of vlc  
>> (videolan).
>> The mozilla flash plugin in linux seems to have audio sync problems
>> (watching YouTube is always way out of sync), but videolan seems  
>> to be OK.
>> Jonny
> Alright, but I wish I could use mythtv with its menus and so on when
> playing this format.
> Anyway, my point is the following: if ffmpeg is able to deal with
> flv files, why can't mythtv play them?

mythtv's Internal Player != ffmpeg

> What should I change (I'll have to write some code, I guess) for this
> format to be playable with MythTV.

Check out the code of the Internal Player and see what you can make  
of it. :)

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