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On 02/12/2012 12:53 AM, Michael Mol wrote:
> So I've got Inara in position to be my HTPC box. Tried installing
> MythTV, but I can't make heads or tails of how to have it do the
> things I'd like it to do:
> * Play DVDs inserted into the DVD drive
I don't use many DVD but I think it works for me. There's a
configuration item to 'scan for DVD insertion' or something. If it
doesn't start automatically it should be possible to use 'Optical disk'
-> 'Play DVD'.
> * Hit streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube,
You need media-plugins/mythnetvision for that. I haven't tried it myself
because it needs multilib and I'm no-multilib.
> * Play video and audio files I already have.
Other than configuring the directories holding the files there wasn't
much I needed to do to play local audio/video files. Have you checked
the mythtv wiki ? For video you can use mythtv's Internal (capital
'I' is mandatory in the config) or any other. I've been using mplayer
for years but in mythtv 0.25 Internal is quite good and better
integrated than mplayer (and it's able to play almost everything).
> * Launch games like StepMania and/or Frets on Fire.
I had media-plugins/mythgame working with Xmame. Now that Xmame is out
of tree I dropped it because I wasn't using it anymore. I am not at all
familiar with the two games you mention so I cannot help here.
I've used the in-tree mythtv for years but lately it wasn't being
updated  so I switched to the overlay  and been happily running
0.25 with that.
 I don't remember which, I have to check. Probably the one mentioned
in Rich0' blog.