[mythtv-users] 0.24-fixes mythvideo - Will Internal Play *.avi or *.wmv?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Apr 18 19:06:49 UTC 2011

On 4/18/2011 14:55, Tom Dexter wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  wrote:
>> On 4/18/2011 13:27, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>>> I recently upgraded from 0.21 to 0.24-fixes.  I've noticed that *.avi
>>> and *.wmv files are no longer played by mythvideo.
>> If they played before, they should play now.  The only reason they would
>> stop is if there was a regression in the libavformat libraries.
>>> I also think that I have the win32codecs installed properly.  I'm using Gentoo and have media-libs/win32codecs installed which should be that's all that's needed.
>> MythTV does not have the ability to load external codecs.
>>> Can I play them with the internal player?  Or do I have to load
>>> something else like xine, mplayer, or vlc and then set up the approriate
>>> command line.
>> Only the internal player is supported for use with MythVideo and Storage
>> Groups.
> 0.24-fixes doesn't mandate using storage groups in mythvideo does it?
> I understand that change is coming, but I understood that wasn't part
> of 0.24 as yet.

That is correct.  Storage groups are heavily recommended, but not yet 

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