[mythtv-users] MythFrontend on OSX + MPEG2 on OSX

Mark Chang mark.chang at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 13:57:08 UTC 2007

On 1/21/07, Christian Beer <chbeer at web.de> wrote:
> Second question: As I try to watch the recorded shows (recorded using
> DVB-S) via NFS my quicktime hangs and I have to quit it brutal. So I
> googled a bit and found out that one has to install a quicktime
> plugin for watching mpeg2.
> What are your experiences with watching mpeg2 on OSX? Do you use
> something like mplayer or vlc?

OS X should have an MPEG2 decoding codec built in, because it plays
DVDs. I believe it uses the quicktime engine to do that. At any rate,
I have also found Quicktime to be a sad player for large MPEG2 files
over the network. Part of that is, perhaps, because it likes to
preload a lot of the file or something. Either way, just use VLC and
you'll be happy.

Mark L. Chang

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