[mythtv-users] mythvideo external player

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Wed Dec 1 04:57:59 UTC 2010

  On 11/30/2010 2:35 PM, Bob Sully wrote:
> From: Richard Morton<richard.e.morton at gmail.com>
>> Please be aware that this will only work with mythvideo where it is
>> not using storage groups OR where the player understands the storage
>> group protocol
>> Storage groups are required by mythweb now.
>> local directory access is expected to be removed from a future release
>> of mythtv. The recommendation is to get used to using teh internal
>> player and log faults where the internal player doesnt work for you
>> with samples of video for debugging.
>> I have been solely using myth internal player for a while and have
>> rarely encountered problems, the internal player is much much much
>> improved compared to 0.21 (I am on 0.23-fixes)
> I have a few .mkv files which don't play well (very pixellated, basically
> unwatchable) under the internal player, but play fine (outside of Myth)
> under mplayer.  I have to watch these outside of Myth.  This is kind of a
> PITA, but over 95% of my videos play fine with the internal player, so I
> don't make much of it.
> Any thoughts on coding a "mythmplayer" executable which can do storage
> groups?  I know that the devs are trying to move everyone over to the
> internal player, but it would be nice to have the option with some files,
> as above.  Not a huge issue, though.  ;-)

Add "vdpaubuffersize=50" to your list of filters in the playback profile 
you're using.  That should fix the problem.

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