[vdr] mplayer w/ softdevice

Nicolas Huillard nhuillard at e-dition.fr
Wed Oct 26 21:34:32 CEST 2005

Vladimir Shved a écrit :
>>-----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
>>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.

Softplay needs more development work : the author gave us a simple yet 
great piece of code.

> 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?

I better see it as an architectural best-fitting : softplay adds the 
little more to softdevice and vdr, namely playlist and OSD handling.
On the other hand, when using mplayer, you run code that reinvent many 
things that are already present in your vdr + plugins code in memory... 
and add OSD, remote, etc.problems that could be solved by a much simpler 
softplay is just 3000 lines of code, including everything (wc -l) : 
really just nice glue code between vdr and softdevice...


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