Anish Mistry mistry.7 at
Sun Jun 20 20:27:33 PDT 2004

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On Sunday 20 June 2004 07:27 pm, Lewis Thompson wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been working on a port of Freevo (, which is
> ``an open-source home theatre PC platform'', for a while now and
> hopefully within a week or two version 1.5.0 will be released.
>   My port is for 1.5rc3 (the latest release) and includes a few
> DVD-specific patches.  I'd really like to get some feedback before I
> submit this port, so I've made it available at
> (it extracts into
> freevo so you can untar it in the multimedia subdir).
>   Somebody has suggested a printout of available configure options,
> which I plan to implement shortly (although a quick look at the
> Makefile shows them).
>   There are a few specific things that need attention (my hacks):
> 1. Are DVDs shown at the bottom of the ``Watch a Movie'' menu?
> 2. If you insert a DVD at the menu, does it autoplay?
> 3. If you eject/insert a DVD does the ``Watch a Movie'' drive entry get
>    updated?
> 4. When playing a DVD from the ``Watch a Movie'' menu do you a) get the
>    DVD menu (if using xine); b) get a list of tracks (mplayer); or c) get
>    a list of the contents -- the final one really shouldn't happen so I
>    am especially wanting to know about this!
>   In addition to my Freevo port it's important you have a very recent
> version of mmpython.  If you already have this installed, please upgrade
> -- it includes some critical disc-specific updates, without which the
> DVD stuff will really not work right (you'll get 4(c)!).  If you CVSuped
> in the last couple of days you should be fine.
>   Any and all feedback is welcome!  I'd really like to perfect this one
> before 1.5rc4 so I can hopefully get a version in asap!
>   Thanks!
> -lewiz.
I hope you checked the freevo port skeleton submission in the PR database.
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Anish Mistry
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