[mythtv-users] playback of h.264 videos

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Sep 4 19:40:21 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 10:31:57AM -0600, Terry Yee wrote:
> Not sure if this helps Matt, but i just reinstalled myth (0.20.2) on my
> system (Fedora core 7): athlon xp 2500+, 1GB ram, nvidia 6200LE and
> succesfully played a 3 to 4GB 1080p movie encoded in h.264, and a 3GB 720p
> movie also encoded in h.264.  So maybe you need to upgrade mplayer or your
> video card driver.  Previously on my FC4 system with i think mythtv 0.19,
> and an older mplayer version, it wouldn't play either of those videos.  The
> 1080p movie would show about 2/3rds the screen, play very slowly, and no
> audio.  I think mplayer has had some big h.264 improvements recently.

	This sounds very familiar. My Ubuntu 6.06 based frontend and 
backend setup experiences the same sorts of effects when you try to play 
HD h264 video. I had an Athlon 64 3500+ and still had that problem.

	My Ubuntu 7.04/7.10 based frontend setup doesn't have that problem.

	Different hardware too though...


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