[mythtv-users] Watching recordings on trip?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 22:57:06 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Update:  I have tried VLC and using Windows Media Player with the
> Combined Community Codec Pack installed, but unfortunately they both
> seem to have the same problem with my *.mpg files copied over to my
> laptop from the MythTV frontend (after running mythrename.pl to get
> human-understandable names).  In both cases, they start to play the
> recordings for less than a second and either hop and skip through the
> recording like a scratched up CD or lock up.  The only thing that
> seems to work at this point is the Intervideo WinDVD player I started
> with.
> FWIW, the laptop in question is an HP zv6131us which has an Athlon 64
> 3200+, upgraded to 1GB RAM, ATI Radeon Express 200M video, and the
> original 100GB (4200 rpm) disk drive.  I realize this is really long
> in the tooth, bought in the summer of 2005, but I was hoping it could
> handle playing videos.  Was I wrong?
> In addition, while making environment disclosures, the MythTV
> recordings are made from cable TV via Hauppauge PVR-500 which produces
> *.mpg files directly to disk.
> Any advice for how to get either VLC or WMP with CCCP to work would be
> welcome, or should I just live with WinDVD until I upgrade the laptop?

Did you try smplayer?

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