[mythtv-users] MythTV as a DVD player

Matt skd5aner at gmail.com
Mon May 14 14:58:53 UTC 2007

On 5/14/07, Bill Omer <bill.omer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had to change the default DVD player from mplayer to xine, to get
> > working DVD menus, but I believe that the default now is to use the
> > internal mythtv DVD player, which supports DVD menus ??
> You can now use Internal as the player.  It supports menus perfectly,
> uses the same OSD theme that you use during TV playback and all of the
> buttons are mapped the same as with TV functions.
> It also may be worth noting that most Linux distribution do not
> support commercial dvd playback.  If you don't live in the US, you can
> install some software to do just that.
> -Bill
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As Bill said, you can use the internal player rather than launching
xine or mplayer from myth.  It seems to work great and has received
heavy development lately, including bugfixes.  I would say DVD
playback within myth is one of the top 3 actively developed features
in myth over the last year.  I rarely have issues with native DVD
playback in myth now and have also gotten rid of my standalone DVD


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