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media player usage survey

Post by Pablo » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:37 pm

MiniMyth includes four media payers: mythfrontend, mplayer, vlc and xine. Since MiniMyth is intended to support MythTV frontend functionality, it is natural for MiniMyth to include mythfrontend. In addition, MythStream relies on mplayer, so it is somewhat natural for MiniMyth to include mplayer.

Historically, MiniMyth has included VLC and Xine due to shortcomings in mythfrontend's ability to handle some DVDs and some media formats. However, as of MythTV 0.23, I no longer use either VLC or Xine to handle DVDs or video formats that are not handled by mythfrontend.

Therefore, based on my experience, I would remove both VLC and Xine from MiniMyth. However, I would like to know whether or not those using MythTV 0.23 or 0.24 require either VLC and/or Xine in order to play back media content that they cannot e play back using mythfrontend.
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Re: media player usage survey

Post by lofty69 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:27 pm

Only ever used myth internal myself.

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by JoeHenley » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:42 pm


I use Xine with MiniMyth 0.23.

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by jamesarbrown » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:04 am

Use Xine Also....

Have a 600mHZ Via openchrome board. Xine is the only player that works with DVD menus and no stuttering. Just a bug with remote.

But My newer ASUS ION fanless are fantastic with mythfrontend as the players, so kind of with you, its time the options were reduced.

Maybe time for new Hardware in that box.... but how do you get an ION to SCART or composite as the TV is not worth bin yet?


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Re: media player usage survey

Post by kdewaal » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:29 pm

I never use xine or vlc, only the internal player and the mplayer.
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Re: media player usage survey

Post by bcromwell » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:22 pm

Only ever used myth internal

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by brown_m_k » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:53 am

Internal (mythfrontend) and mplayer.


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Re: media player usage survey

Post by diablo » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:54 pm

Never used xine, or vlc.

Now that python is part of minimyth is there a chance that xbmc might make it in somehow? I am interested to try it out with a few different things.

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by Marc » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:59 am

I only use the internal player.

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by m_kane » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:31 pm

Since moving to 0.24 I've been trying to survive with internal player only. But still it has problems with some videos/dvd:s.

- I have configured mplayer as alternative player, and it just plays all I throw to it, but unfortunately it does not show dvd menus.
- I haven't figure how to use xine as dvd files alternative player, because I have mplayer already configured. But I think that xine is still needed until internal player can handle all dvd content properly.

If possible, please don't remove xine yet.

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by telsin » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:56 pm

I only use the internal and mplayer myself.

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by mkoller » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Using 0.23, how would you play a VCD with mythfrontend alone ?
The help text says that the internal player can not do this.

I'm fiddling around with the other players and VCD and so far the only player showing the video on the CD is vlc

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by thekorn » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:32 am

I use internal and mplayer, at about a 2:1 ratio. Wish I could use the internal for more stuff, but it's just... buggier. (And occasionally I'll find one that the internal one plays fine but mplayer chokes on, but that's a rare find!)

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Re: media player usage survey

Post by abramsonsmith » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:28 am

Really I never used Xine with MiniMyth 0.23..will u please give some demo.

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