[mythtv-users] Internal player has problems in myth

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 03:39:55 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Marius Schrecker <marius at schrecker.org> wrote:
> I haven't found "Internal" ready for primetime either in 0.22
> Issues:
> Bad sync issues from some files: Both audio and subtitle
> Can't play my h264/mkv rips due to the blocking problem. I haven't tried the patch, but to be honest don't want to be bothered with recompiling it every time there's an update. I stick to the Avenard repos, and presumably at some point the issues will be fixed.
> The good news is that with Jean Yves framerate sync patch it plays less jerkily than the alternatives. So I do use it for files which it can handle.
> Otherwise I use Mplayer for h264/mkv rips and xine for isos.
> It's not ideal, but at least I can play my media.
> As for the waf, I have it mostly sorted using sensible lirc mappings.
> Cheers!
> Marius

Bright idea: use storage groups for video as well as recordings.

Unbright idea: make storage groups only usable with the Internal
player, when Internal is not ready for primetime.

I know the devs are great, really busy and do it in their spare time.
This is not a criticism, just a minor rantette. I think you'd have to
say many people now prefer h264/mkv video files, and probably also
have many dvd's, either as platters or ripped. Unfortunately Internal
doesn't seem to be reported as working well on either of those
formats. *sigh*.

Anyway, 0.22 is a long way from 1.00, so lets encourage the devs to
keep working on this fantastic project!

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