[mythtv] dvd revisited (and remoted)

Henk Poley mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 10:23:45 +0100

> Van: Ray <maillists@sonictech.net>
>> On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 02:43:14PM -0800, Larry Matter wrote:
>> Now that client/server is making its way into mythtv, I would like to
>> bring up dvd playing again.
>>> From looking over the (now searchable) archives, it seems that folks
>>> are interested in playing dvd's locally or capturing dvds into a file;
>>> However, I am more interested in being able to stream the dvd in my
>>> server to my (possibly diskless) settop box.
> That DOES sound great but I don't think it is practical unless you have
> the server recompress the DVD before shipping it over the ethernet (not
> that should be much of a barrier since cpu is getting cheaper every day).

Recompressing DVD (and no scaling) to DivX in realtime takes a P2400
HyperThreading.  But I guess it should take less when doing it in a lower
resolution.  The Videolan.org guys seem to be able to do it.

btw, never asked is always a 'no'.  Go public-relationship'ing :-)

	Henk Poley <><