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==Problems==
 
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* MPlayer plays no videos when the first DVB card has no MPEG decoder. Try to alter ''dev/adapter0'' in '''libvo/vo_mpegpes.c''' of the MPlayer sources.  
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===MPlayer plays no videos when the first DVB card has no MPEG decoder===
** With new mplayer versions it is possible to give the correct video card in '''mplayer.sh.conf''' by  
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* Try to alter ''dev/adapter0'' in '''libvo/vo_mpegpes.c''' of the MPlayer sources.  
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* With new mplayer versions it is possible to give the correct video card in '''mplayer.sh.conf''' by  
 
  VO="mpegpes:card=2"
 
  VO="mpegpes:card=2"
 
* Because the drivers don't always load in the same order, you can also make things automagically (in mplayer.sh.conf):
 
* Because the drivers don't always load in the same order, you can also make things automagically (in mplayer.sh.conf):
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  AO="mpegpes:card=$(($(find /dev/dvb | grep audio0 | cut -c17)+1))"
 
  AO="mpegpes:card=$(($(find /dev/dvb | grep audio0 | cut -c17)+1))"
  
* If some video are displayed in black and white, it might be your TV doesn't support NTSC. Try to set the ''NTSC'' option in '''/usr/local/bin/mplayer.sh.conf''' to ''false''.
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===Video is displayed in black and white===
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* It might be your TV doesn't support NTSC. Try to set the ''NTSC'' option in '''/usr/local/bin/mplayer.sh.conf''' to ''false''.
 
* Does not work for DVDs and (S)VCDs.
 
* Does not work for DVDs and (S)VCDs.
  

Revision as of 18:58, 20 May 2007

Description

The MPlayer plugin uses MPlayer to play video files other than the recordings. E.g. the famous DivX format can be played using this plugin.

Info
Info

This plugins comes together with the mp3-plugin in one package


Hardware requirements

  • faster hardware (e.g. >1GHz for DivX other formats might be less CPU intensive).

Software requirements

  • MPlayer
  • several codecs
  • Lame
  • FFMPEG
  • mplayer.sh

Installation

To install lame

cd $SOURCEDIR
tar xvzf lame-<VERSION>.tar.gz
cd lame-<VERSION>
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make
make install

FFMPEG

cd $SOURCEDIR
tar xvzf ffmpeg-<VERSION>.tar.gz
ln -s ffmpeg-<VERSION> ffmpeg
cd ffmpeg
./configure --prefix=/usr/local \
            --enable-shared
make
make install
ldconfig

For MPlayer, see it's documentation and homepage.

See plugin installation.

Configuration

See also mp3-plugin.

MPlayer can work in one of two modes (changeable in the plugin setup)

  • Slave (recommended)
  • Traditional

If "Traditional" is choosen /usr/local/bin/mplayer.sh.conf has to be altered

# Lirc RC File
LIRCRC="/etc/lircrc.conf"

and MPlayer must be compiled with LIRC support!

Parameter

Parameter (short) Parameter (long) Description
-m CMD --mount=CMD use CMD to mount/unmount/eject mp3 sources (default: mount.sh)
-M CMD --mplayer=CMD use CMD when calling MPlayer (default: mplayer.sh)

Problems

MPlayer plays no videos when the first DVB card has no MPEG decoder

  • Try to alter dev/adapter0 in libvo/vo_mpegpes.c of the MPlayer sources.
  • With new mplayer versions it is possible to give the correct video card in mplayer.sh.conf by
VO="mpegpes:card=2"
  • Because the drivers don't always load in the same order, you can also make things automagically (in mplayer.sh.conf):
VO="mpegpes:card=$(($(find /dev/dvb | grep video0 | cut -c17)+1))"
AO="mpegpes:card=$(($(find /dev/dvb | grep audio0 | cut -c17)+1))"

Video is displayed in black and white

  • It might be your TV doesn't support NTSC. Try to set the NTSC option in /usr/local/bin/mplayer.sh.conf to false.
  • Does not work for DVDs and (S)VCDs.

Links

[1] http://www.muempf.de/index.html Plugin homepage
[2] http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage MPlayer homepage
[3] http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net FFMPEG homepage
[4] http://lame.sourceforge.net Lame homepage
[5] http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/VDR Shell script (mplayer.sh)
[6] http://www.js-home.org/vdr/mplayer-multi/index.php mplayer-multi