[mythtv-users] MythTV as a DVD player

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Mon May 14 13:14:59 UTC 2007

Patrick Doyle wrote:
> My old DVD player died.  Instead of spending $50 to replace it with a
> standalone unit, I'm thinking of spending $500 to $1000 to replace it
> with a MythTV.  (Yes, I'm a certified, registered, geek.  So sue me.)
> I would like to know of people's experience using MythTV as a DVD
> player (in addition to using it's many other features).  I'm asking
> because I have a friend with a MythTV box who tried playing DVD's
> through it and was unhappy with the results.  Since he already has a
> perfectly good (actually, a fairly nice) DVD player, he saw no reason
> to pursue the matter any further than, "I tried it, I wasn't happy
> with it, it didn't really matter to me."
> In my case, I need to have a DVD player that my family can use the way
> they're used to using a DVD player -- press a button on the remote to
> watch DVDs, stick a DVD in, wait for all of the FBI warnings to go by,
> (well, if we could skip that part, I'm sure we'd all agree it was a
> plus), see the menu, hit play, and watch the DVD on our existing
> (analog) television.  Yes I know MythTV offers much more than this,
> but I need to have something that mimics the existing technology
> before I start selling the new technology.

Watching DVD's via Myth and xine just works.

Watching DVD's via Myth and xine from your hard disk just rocks.


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