[mythtv-users] Play Myth recordings on a Windows box

Bruce Nordstrand brucen at ksl.com.au
Fri Nov 2 05:27:10 UTC 2007

Scott Alfter wrote:
> Ryan Freng wrote:
>> A good place to start would be to install the divx codecs.
> Better yet would be ffdshow...it handles Divx (among other formats) and isn't a
> closed ripoff of open-source code.  It also handles many more formats than
> Divx, including MPEG-2 (the biggie if you want to watch HD recordings, or
> recordings made with a PVR-x50) and H.264.
>> If you don't want all the overhead of Windows Media Player you should
>> check out VLC:
>> http://www.free-codecs.com/download/VideoLAN.htm
> Media Player Classic is another trimmed-down player you can use that will still
> have access to any DirectShow codecs.  It's not too different from Windows
> Media Player 6.4, which still exists on most Windows boxen.
>> There is also a good codec pack that will play just about any video
>> file, get it here:
>> http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm
> "Codec packs" are the last thing you want to install if you value the stability
> (such as it is) of your Windows box.  ffdshow handles every format your MythTV
> box will generate, and most of what you can download.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow-tryout/
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Thanks everyone who replied

Some very good information and options. I will have to see if I can 
convince my better half that the world won't end without Media Player 
and try out a few of these others.

In the meantime I will definitely try ffdshow and see what happens. I am 
not to eager to put a generic codec pack on the machine as I have had 
issues in the past. If all else fails I will install PowerDVD or 
PowerCinema to get whatever they install

Thanks again


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