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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 23:41:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Drew Tomlinson
<drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> On 4/18/2011 11:42 AM, Rob Smith wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Drew Tomlinson
>> <drew at mykitchentable.net>  wrote:
>>> Can I play them with the internal player?
>> logs with -v playback are needed to really answer what's going on.
> I found this in the logs when attempting to play:
> sh: mplayer: command not found
> I then looked at my Player Settings and see that the Default Player and
> VCD Player is set to "mplayer <options>".  I set up the Alternate Player
> to "Internal" and can play *.avi and *.wmv files if I select to play
> with the Alternate Player.
> So, is there any reason why I might want to install mplayer or should I
> just change the default player and VCD player to "Internal"?

Internal works better and better all the time. I would use it out of
preference, and if you have any trouble files report them to the devs
who will usually do something to make Internal even better (although
that might be in 0.25+ of course).

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