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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue May 18 02:14:26 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Anthony Giggins
<seven at seven.dorksville.net> wrote:
>> 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?
> The Internal player is pretty solid these days, there was the odd issue
> with certain files in 0.22 but 0.23 appears to resolved all the ones I've
> tested so far. I agree with Mike moving forward getting rid of external
> player support is a good thing for Mythtv.

I must try it out again thoroughly. For the nay-sayers, xbmc has its
own player and I believe it can also be configured to use an external

I think, Mike, that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and
historically there have been problems with Internal. It's human nature
that you will have people who won't believe how good Internal is until
they see it for themselves (and that involves them changing their
settings), there will also be people who hold up some obscure file and
say "see I need to shell out to wine running windows media player
patched with virus carrier addon-A to play this, I TOLD you not to
remove external player support"

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