[mythtv-users] easiest way to go from storage groups internal player to mplayer

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Mon May 17 22:07:38 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 3:43 PM, David Durham <david.durham.jr at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>
> wrote:
> > On 5/15/2010 13:42, David Durham wrote:
> >>
> >> how do I turn off storage groups, or otherwise do what needs to be done
> so
> >> that
> >> I can specify mplayer as the default player.
> >>
> >
> > Starting with 0.23, MythVideo now hashes all content.  Stop the backend,
> > remove the folders listed in the Videos storage group from within
> > mythtv-setup, and add the folder in from the mythvideo setup in
> > mythfrontend.  During the next rescan, MythVideo will rehash the 'new'
> > content, find it matches existing content, and shift the location to
> match.
> >
> > Note that external players are depreciated, and support will be removed
> in a
> > future release.
> Thanks.  The internal player was choppy, froze up at times, and
> displayed visual artifacts that mplayer does not ... so maybe it
> doesn't make sense for me to upgrade mythtv until I test it or
> otherwise get some information that the internal video player is doing
> better.
> Is this other peoples experience with the internal player as well?

Which version? I'm on .22-fixes right now and it works pretty well. I do
wish I could tune it a bit more, as I can't find a way to increase the read
buffer size, for example. I haven't tried .23 yet. Older versions were not
working well for me at all, but the devs seem to have fixed the worst

I really wish they would consider leaving external players available as an
option for those that use them though. It seems odd to take the
functionality away with the exception that SGs don't work with external
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