[vdr] mplayer w/ softdevice

Vladimir Shved vshved at logistic-systems.com
Wed Oct 26 20:57:45 CEST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org [mailto:vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org] On Behalf
> Of Nicolas Huillard
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 1:55 PM
> To: Klaus Schmidinger's VDR
> Subject: Re: [vdr] mplayer w/ softdevice
> Vladimir Shved a écrit :
> > Is there any workarounds to these issues or am I doing something wrong?
> Did you try the softplay plugin, which is the natural player to use with
> softdevice. It is available on berlios.de, on the same project than
> softdevice.
> I'm sure the author (Martin Wache) will welcome any input and any new user
> !

The softplay plugin missing some essential features(forwarding/rewinding
etc.) to be usable and it does not play some files as well as mplayer. I'm
not sure if it's the issue with softplay or with ffmpeg library on my system
but mplayer plays them much better.

Obviously the author of softplay is trying to re-invent the wheel, whats the
point of creating another player, isn't more efficient to fix already
existing player to work with softdevice?

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