[mythtv-users] MythVideo - different file type player on remote frontend

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Jun 30 01:54:14 UTC 2011

On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:27:49 +0800, Greg Lucas-Smith <bwobbones at gmail.com>
> On Jun 30, 2011 1:08 AM, "Raymond Wagner"  wrote:
>> Is there any reason you can't use the Internal player? The internal
>> player would then use whatever audio settings you had configured for
>> frontend. If the internal player doesn't work with your content, then
>> is worth a ticket to resolve the issue.
> I'd happily use the internal player, but for high end content on my
> end FE it doesn't seem able to keep up. The video is choppy and
> unwatchable.   
> I'll raise a ticket and in the mean time go with the other suggestions,
> thanks everyone.

Please bottom-post when using this mailing list in the future.

Could you elaborate a bit more on your performance issues? What processor
and video card do you have? Are you using the first party drivers for your
video card? What codec are you trying to play (MPEG2, MPEG4, H264)? What
bitrate is the content? Is this remote content streamed over
MythProto/NFS/CIFS? What playback profile are you using?

Many performance issues are due to mis-configurations, which should be
handled here rather than in a bug ticket. Many others are simply due to
insufficient CPU power, and while some other player may be better optimized
in some aspect of playback, and ticket along the lines of "be more
efficient" will be be closed brusquely with "buy newer hardware". Or, you
may have a legitimate bug such as a recently addressed issue where bursty
reads by the Matroska splitter would deplete the read-ahead buffer on
slower networks, resulting in choppy playback.

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