[mythtv-users] mplayer digital vs. mythtv digital

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 23:04:04 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Saturday, July 24, 2010 02:11:37 pm jedi wrote:
>> > Remember that Myth is doing a lot more than just playing the file, thus
>> > comparing it to mplayer is not comparing apples and apples. Among other
>> > things, Myth is checking the database for commercial flags, which means
>> > the overhead for MySQL et al.
>>     Which is not a lot really given everything else going on. This isn't a
>> very good thing to try and throw out as an excuse.
> Just looking for what might be different between mplayer and Myth playing the file, if you're close to the edge, anything
> might make a difference.
> It's not an excuse, Myth should play it fine, just looking for a reason.

they both uses different versions of the underlying ffmpeg code too
probably. The particular station might have a higher bitrate, just
taking it over the edge of the machine's capabilities. There maybe a
higher than usual number of errors in the stream.

How does mplayer go on a file mythtv has recorded from this station?
How does mythtv (mythavtest) go on a file mplayer has recorded?

Is the tuning info the same in mythtv and mplayer?

What does mythfrontend -v playback tell you?

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