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

Christian Beer chbeer at web.de
Sun Jan 21 15:44:44 UTC 2007

This page http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/ says, that you need  
the add-on to play mpeg2. Does it work for you? Do you probably have  
a program installed that brings the mpeg2 decoder with it.

I also tried copying the file to my hdd. But the only thing that  
happens is that QT works (so much, its ventilator starts running) in  
the background and doesn't show anything. No window, nothing.

Thanks for your help!


Am 21.01.2007 um 14:57 schrieb Mark Chang:

> 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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