[mythtv-users] Cannot play videos from frontend but can from vnc'd in box

coffee coffee412 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 19 16:30:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 11:12 -0500, Frank Merrill wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM, coffee <coffee412 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > Figured something out but still dont know the answer. I vnc'd in from my
> > other box and thru the frontend interface Iam
> > able to play videos no problem. I physically go over to the mythtv box and
> > go to "watch videos" and the same ones will not play. Kicks me back out to
> > the list of videos page.
> >
> > Changed permissions on files (777) and directories and no change. Im sure Im
> > missing something in the setup but cannot
> > find it.
> >
> > any thoughts anyone?
> >
> Are you saying that if you control the frontend via VNC, it then
> outputs correctly on the actual display device it should display on,
> or just across the VNC connection on your the 'other box' (or both??)
> If only displaying in the VNC session:
> On your frontend, have you gone through and made certain you have set
> what you need for your case in the playback profiles?
> (Maybe start with the slim profile to test)
> Also, what does your mythfrontend.log show when trying to play a video
> and it fails directly on the frontend?
> Frank
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Holy Cow. 

Ok, This is the problem - > This is quite stupid too. 

The "active button" (Ill call it) color in the play menu looks to be
different. I was actually switching to "DONE" instead of "PLAY". How
stupid is that??? I think the reason I was is that the color arrangement
is reversed on the other menus. That could have confused me. Using the
default theme here too. 

Im awful sorry to bother the list with such a stupid problem. I feel
rather dumb now.

<i will not even sign my id here>
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