[mythtv-users] Mplayer settings in MythStream

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 10:54:34 UTC 2007

> Try changing the -zoom and -vo options in mplayer.xml. These parameters have
> default values set for maximum compatibility.
> First remove the -zoom item in player.xml. If you have CPU load issues you
> don't want software scaling if the video driver used by mplayer doesn't
> support it. And if the driver supports scaling you don't need -zoom.
> Second, check the -vo value in mplayer.xml. If it is set to x11 or xv, or
> mplayer protests to the -vo value you use (attach a keyboard and press "d" to
> get a dump from mplayer stdout) then changing this parameter might help. Run

Thanks Eric, I'll give these a try. You mention the file mplayer.xml,
but the file on my system is called player.xml. Which is the right
name? Also, if I edit this in situ in /usr/share/mythtv/mythstream
will that work or do I need to put it under my home directory

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