[MPlayer-dev-eng] dvd -vs- dvdnav

Erik Auerswald auerswal at unix-ag.uni-kl.de
Wed Jul 13 14:16:22 CEST 2011


On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 03:44:24AM -0400, Steaphan Greene wrote:
> On 07/13/2011 03:18 AM, Erik Auerswald wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 09:03:08PM -0400, Steaphan Greene wrote:
>>> Can anyone explain (or point me to an explanation of) the plan with the
>>> duplication between dvdnav:// and dvd:// in current mplayer?
>>> Is there any interest in merging these two, or, at least, obsoleting one
>>> by adding features to the other?  I might be interested in trying the
>>> second choice myself.
>> FWIW I really like the dvd:// method of playing a DVD, because I usually
>> just want to watch the movie without working my way through menus. So
>> from a user's perspective I'd prefer this to be retained.
> Unless I am missing something, simply playing a track can be done with  
> either quite well (eg. "dvd://3" and "dvdnav://3" basically act exactly  
> the same until you hit menus, or try to change angles, etc...).

Thanks, I never tried this.

IIRC dvdnav:// does not work with -cache, while dvd:// does (and I have a
cache statement in my mplayer config file).


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