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From: Dominique Michel <dominique.michel@...>
Subject: Re: Re: phonon
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:39:00 +0100
Le Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:32:08 +0000 (UTC),
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> a écrit :

> Dominique Michel posted on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:56:21 +0100 as
> excerpted:
> > I try smplayer. It lack several functions of kaffeine like the
> > channel search and the EPG. I used dvbscan from linuxtv-dvb-apps
> > for searching the channels, and now the dvb-s part of my card work
> > with smplayer.
> You're way beyond my level there.  Hopefully smplayer does work for
> you after workarounds, etc, but I'm afraid I won't be of much more
> help, there.

I get it to work with a few custom udev rules. The trick is to create
a fake dvb card with symlinks in /dev/dvb. The device must be shifted
for that card (adapter1/demux0 must link to adapter0/demux1 and so on).
That way, I can run "mplayer dvb://1@" for the dvb-s and "mplayer
dvb://2@" for the dvb-t.

It work fine with mplayer and both dvb-s and dvb-t now, but with
smplayer only the dvb-s is working.

> Did you have time to try the other phonon backends, phonon-vlc or
> phonon- gstreamer, and that didn't work, or are you trying smplayer
> first and will only fall back to kaffeine and the phonon thing if
> that can't be made to work?

No. kaffeine for kde3 work fine here with my setup. What I want is to
find another good solution for watching and recording TV for the time
when this version of kaffeine will not work any more.

I already done a xdialog script for the radio because mplayer was the
only one player that was able to run the radio, that without the need of
an internal audio cable between the radio card and the sound card. I
extended it in order to be able to record from the video input of my TV
card with mencoder. And maybe than I will extend it further for TV
watching and recording.

> Also, it's not of much help now, but given how advanced smplayer
> already is, the author is obviously targeting the user wanting more
> than just the typical media control buttons.  As such, I'd /guess/
> he'd be quite willing to work to integrate additional functionality
> you may need, if you simply ask, and especially if you can well
> explain it for implementation and are willing to bug-squash with the
> first implementations.  It may well be that smplayer could have all
> the functionality you need integrated, in a couple versions, if you
> just ask and are willing to test for him. =:^)

The above issue is a problem with mplayer. Another problem is than the
developer of smplayer seam to lack a DVB card.

> But I'm just guessing.  I've not contacted him myself and couldn't 
> presume to speak for him or obligate him.  Still, the chances are far 
> higher there, than they would be with, say, dragonplayer, kde's
> default- as-shipped media-player-for-dummies.

I will contact him, and also the mplayer team.

"We have the heroes we deserve."

Re: Re: phonon
-- E. Liddell
-- Dominique Michel
Re: phonon
-- Duncan
Re: Re: phonon
-- Dominique Michel
Re: phonon
-- Duncan
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