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Bob

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How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« on: February 07, 2008, 05:37:15 pm »
Hello,

I looked around, but could not find a solution. I installed LinuxMCE 0710 BETA3
and everything works so far. 

How can I playback XVid/DivX AVI files from a DVD-ROM? ???

Do I have to create a scenario? (If yes, how?)
The files only play, if there on HDD, but I don't have that much space for so many files
and don't want to copy it all the time.

Thank's in advance.

Bob.

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Re: How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 05:48:33 pm »
That functionality does not currently exist,

Sorry.

-Thom

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Re: How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 06:11:01 pm »
That functionality does not currently exist,

Sorry.

-Thom


Well, I hope it will, it should be easy to implement.
Thank you anyway!

Bob.

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Re: How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 07:49:12 pm »
Hi Bob

you have 2 options: progressively copy your divx collection into Core (may take a while ...), or use a "dirty trick".

The "dirty trick" is:

  • write a very simple script that mounts your cdrom, launches with xine the divx file in it and after xine finishes playback unmounts your cdrom
  • store your script somewhere in a place where your MD can easily access
  • add in the computing section an application that calls your script.
You can control xine with the keyboard that appears on Orbiter, keeping in mid that you are using the genuine xine so all regular key combination ARE working.

This trick used to work just fine in Pluto, I never tried it in LMCE but I think there shouldn't be reasons that may prevent it to work now.

Of course if you have DVDs (not cdroms) with multiple divx file you have to enhance this "dirty trick" to a "decent workaround" (write something that reads all divx title on DVD, displays them on screen and allow you to choose which one to play)
If you're skilled enough with bash I think you may get something.
If you decide to do that, keep us posted  ;)

Regards
Marco

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Re: How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 07:56:12 pm »
of course, nobody wants to consider a proper way to do it...

*hmm*

the proper way, would be to enhance Disk_Drive to scan the disk, and to present its files to the media view.

-Thom

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Re: How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 08:45:39 pm »
of course, nobody wants to consider a proper way to do it...

*hmm*

the proper way, would be to enhance Disk_Drive to scan the disk, and to present its files to the media view.

-Thom


Or make the Disk_Drive and UpdateMedia work together, so these files will be visible via DB in readonly mode (without id3) :) There are multiple ways to do this.

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Re: How to playback XVid/DivX AVI from a DVD-ROM
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 08:46:22 pm »
Please post a mantis with the feature request :)