[mythtv-users] easy way to switch between playback profiles?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 07:56:37 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:34 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 01/29/2010 02:04 AM, Mike wrote:
>> I have a mythdora 5 box that has been running for some time now.  I
>> have XvMC working with my nvidia 5200 card for OTA HDTV playback on a
>> P4 processor and it works well.
>> I use the mythvideo for xvid playback using "ffmpeg & Xvideo" software
>> decoding and that also works well.
>> Trouble I have is finding a playback profile that works good for both
>> of them.  Right now if I want to do xvid I navigate thru the setup
>> menus and change the profile to ffmpeg & Xvideo ... if I want to
>> playback OTA HDTV w/o stuttering I navigate thru the menus and set the
>> profile to use XvMC as I need the hardware decode with the P4 (this
>> works good for every channel including channel 10 but audio only for
>> xvid's with this profile) ...
>> If I make a "combo" profile where XvMC is selected for anything higher
>> than 720x576 and "ffmpeg & Xvideo" is used for anything less than
>> 720x576 then channel 10 will go to a black screen during playback of
>> recordings, no audio, with the hard drive light on solid.  The box
>> will temporarily lock up if I hit any key besides escape for things I
>> try to playback that were recorded on channel 10.  All other channels
>> work fine in this combo mode and mythvideo xvid's are also fine.
>> I use a wireless keyboard to control mythtv and I have a learning
>> remote that has learned keys from that wireless keyboard so ideally it
>> would be cool to push a button to switch between the profiles instead
>> of navigating thru many levels of menu heirarchy to do what is
>> required in my situation ...
>> any suggestions appreciated
> Doesn't help you, yet, but there is talk of adding another criterion for
> playback profile usage to allow specifying CODEC.

Thats a sensible idea, although another setting in a world where the
myth devs are looking to cut down on the number of settings :)

Mike will kill me for saying so, but the playback profile is in your
database, and it is easy to set items in the database from a script,
which could be mapped to a button or menu item.

Change your database from a script at your peril, or I really am on
Mike's hitlist :)

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