[MPlayer-users] Playing MythTV .nuv files with MPlayer

Lan User obecalp at ameritech.net
Fri Feb 11 20:34:51 CET 2005

> From: Lan User [mailto:obecalp at ameritech.net] 
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 9:21 AM
> To: 'MPlayer usage questions, feature requests, bug reports'
> > I can't say if it works or not, as my entire experience with MythTV 
> > consists of installing it one day, hating it completely, and 
> > uninstalling it the next day.  However, with a quick search 
> I've found 
> > that, at least up to 1.0pre6, Gentoo ebuilds include a mythtv patch 
> > applied to mplayer.
> > Perhaps it will work for you.
> Thanks RC, but after downloading the patch you linked to, it 
> was also for an older version of MPLayer:
> diff -ru MPlayer-0.90/libmpcodecs/native/nuppelvideo.c 
> MPlayer-0.90+mdz/libmpcodecs/native/nuppelvideo.c
> Thanks again for the help.  I'll see if the MythTV user's 
> group can offer me some assistance.

Hi again,

Just in case anyone else was wondering here's the official word on this:


From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Joseph A. Caputo
[jcaputo1 at comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 12:55 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV Nuppel (.nuv) Patch for Current
Version ofMPLayer?

On Friday 11 February 2005 12:53, Robin Elvin wrote:
> I have tried the current version of Mplayer on both Windows and Linux
>and it plays nuv files fine.
> Sounds like you have a bad installation.

No, it sounds like _you_ have a PVR-x50, M-179, pcHDTVx000, Air2PC or DVB
card.  If you do, then your recordings are NOT NuppelVideo, even though they
have a ".nuv" extension; that's just for Myth's convenience; the files are
really standard MPEG-2.

For anyone using software encoding, or transcoding to Myth's MPEG-4 or
RTjpeg format, there is no external player software that can reliably play
back Myth's Nuppel-container .nuv files.  The MPlayer patch has not been
maintained since version 0.90-pre-something-or-other.



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