[mythtv-users] MythTV as a DVD player

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon May 14 15:02:07 UTC 2007

On 5/14/07, Matt <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> >
> 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
> player.

On a related note, I used the Internal playback for the first time a
week or so ago, and it seemed liked I couldn't use my arrow keys to
navigate the menu.  Do I need to remap those keys?  i'm currently
using a MCE USB remote - version 1.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list