[mythtv-users] Playing XVids off a CD

Jongi jongitech at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 21:05:50 UTC 2007

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Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:51:42 -0700
From: Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Playing XVids off a CD
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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I think I can see it conceptually:

1. When CD/DVD placed into drive, search for
a) VOB files,,or
b) files with extension avi or mpg.

2. If a) execute command to start DVD playback, eg xine -pfhq --no-splash

3. If b) execute command that starts player, with dialog box open in root
directory of DVD drive

4. If neither a) nor b), do nothing.

However I would not have a clue as to where to start. Have you done such a


On Jul 27, 2007, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>On Jul 27, 2007, at 10:40 AM, Jongi wrote:
>> > Well, it's not elegant but you could symlink your CD drive into your
>> > Myth videos folder, then either use the browse by filesystem view
>> or run
>> > the video manager/import to import the files for playing as
>> needed. I
>> > like the later because once the metadata is in the system and you
>> don't
>> > delete it the next time you run the video manager and it sees the
>> > missing files because the CD isn't mounted, you can just insert
>> the CD
>> > and play
>> Has a more elegant method of playing DivX/Xvid off a CD/DVD been
>> found?
>Write a script that will look for the files on the disc you insert
>and determine if it's Divx or a regular DVD or whatever and pass it
>to the correct player. Then point to that script when launching the
>Play DVD command.
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