[mythtv-users] mplayer doesn't work when started by mythfrontend

Andrew Junev a-j at a-j.ru
Mon Dec 7 19:43:03 UTC 2009

Hello Fedor,

Monday, December 7, 2009, 7:19:55 PM, you wrote:

> I've heard about mplayer getting confused and trying to use wrong
> codec (i.e. applying a codec from -vc even when it should use its own
> choice of codec). The following script was created for early versions
> of VDPAU, it shows how to detect codec outside of mplayer and
> customize the command line. You may be able to hack it to change -vc
> in a way which makes your setup work.

> #!/bin/bash

> <skipped>

I think I saw this script already.

As I understand, mplayer writes to the terminal about its codecs in
use when playing a file. In my case it selects the same codecs when
starting from both, plain terminal window and from mythfrontend.
So in here there is no difference, at least according to the log.

Perhaps I'll try to run mplayer from mythfrontend without forcing it
to use VDPAU, maybe there will be some difference. But even if there
will - it doesn't solve my problem, as I do want to use VDPAU...

Best regards,

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