[mythtv-users] Methods of view Mythtv recordings on new PC

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sun Jun 7 10:41:58 UTC 2020

On Sun, 7 Jun 2020 06:28:33 -0400, you wrote:

>I just picked up a new PC from Dell and it of course has Windows 10. I 
>know Mythfrontend doesn't work on Win10 but thought about using the ASX 
>Streaming on the mythweb recording tab. The default player on Windows 
>can't deal with the ASX file.
>So my question is, is ASX the best way to play MPEG2 mythtv recordings 
>on a Windows 10 PC?
>I have Kodi with kodi-pvr-mythtv working but looking for the best way.
>mythweb works for controlling recordings just fine on any browser.
>Does running Ubuntu in Virtualbox have enough horsepower? Does vlc work?
>BTW, the PC is a 10th gen Core i7 with Nvidia GFX as well as internal.
>Any advice?
>Jim A

With a new PC, a VirtualBox mythfrontend will work, but only for SD
recordings unless you have a really powerful PC.  The VirtualBox video
drivers do not support accelerated display modes such as VDPAU.

One way of playing files that works well is to set up SAMBA on the
MythTV box and use VLC from the Windows box to just play the files
from their recording directory.  The (big!) downside of that is that
you have to find the filename you want by looking up the database or
using the II command from mythfrontend, then you have to search the
storage groups to find which directory the file is actually in.

You can use Mythlink:


to get around the worst of that by creating a directory on the MythTV
box that contains links to all the recordings giving them recognisable

You could also try installing a video player on Windows that supports
ASX and making it the default player.

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