[mythtv-users] mythweb flow player problem

Rob Smith kormoc at mythtv.org
Fri Feb 18 05:33:37 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Jeremy Enos <jenos at ncsa.illinois.edu> wrote:
> wouldn't it be better for the error message to actually indicate
> what the problem is? <-- This phenomenon is responsible for driving
> hordes of people away from Linux, and for those it doesn't, it makes
> life harder.  Should be something we strive to eradicate.
> Additionally, an rpm dependency would still be sensible too, no?

We'll be switching it over to using mythffmpeg rather then the system
ffmpeg and the issue shouldn't be a problem.

That said, the page where you enabled it (so many versions ago) said this:
Flash video playback is currently only a proof-of-concept and should
be considered EXTREMELY experimental, which is why it has been
disabled by default.

It currently expects that ffmpeg is installed and compiled with mp3
support, and that the recordings files are accessible to your
webserver userid. It probably won't work with Nupplevideo files, and
in the end, it may just not work at all (or maybe even worse).

Enable this feature at your own risk, and don't expect too much
official help until it has left the experimental phase.

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