[mythtv-users] Disabling the internal player

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 23 19:37:45 UTC 2010

On 02/23/2010 01:48 PM, jedi wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:13:18PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 02/23/2010 01:24 AM, mythusers wrote:
>>> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Christopher Kerr wrote:
>>>> Not possible as far as I know, but what is it about the internal
>>>> player that annoys you?
>>> Oh it doesn't annoy me. I just don't like it - mostly because it's
>>> not the player I've been using forever. I like consistency. I'm
>>> not just talking about using it with MythTV - I've been using the
>>> same player everywhere for ages. And still do on some machines
>>> without a remote control, and I like that the 'keys' have the same
>>> function.
>> As Chris implied, the Internal player is designed to give you full
>> access to /all/ capabilities of MythTV--ones which you'll be lacking
>> if you use any other player.  With the Internal player, you have
>> commercial skipping, OSD (including recording metadata, commercial
>> skip information, Menu, ...), timestretch, ability to schedule a
>> recording when you happen to see a commercial for a new show airing
>> during the show you're watching, bookmarks, ...
>> As far as the "keys" go, Utilities/Setup|Edit Keys.
>> If you want a DVR that allows you to choose the player, then don't
>> use MythTV:  http://freevo.sourceforge.net/ .  MythTV is designed as
>     Until the internal player can play everything that the standalone
> players can with all of the features enabled (like subtitles or CCs)
> then this issue will keep coming up. Using an external player is a
> practical necessity at this point. That tends to cause user confusion.

He's talking about TV /recordings/ not random videos.  The Internal 
player works better for them than any external player.


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