[mythtv-users] Play Myth recordings on a Windows box
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:
> 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:
> "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.
> / v \ Scott Alfter
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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
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