[mythtv] dvd revisited (and remoted)

Thor Johnson mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 17:34:50 -0500

Why do we need to decompress->recompress for dvd->remote viewer?
How about we just pipe the commands & mpeg2 stream back and forth?
If you need to overlay something, have it done on the frontend...


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-dev-admin@snowman.net
[mailto:mythtv-dev-admin@snowman.net]On Behalf Of Henk Poley
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 7:47 AM
To: mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Subject: Re: [mythtv] dvd revisited (and remoted)

> Van: Ray <maillists@sonictech.net>
>> On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 10:23:45AM +0100, Henk Poley wrote:
>>> 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.
> I'm probably missing something but low to medium end Athlons are already
> compressing 640x480 TV captures with Myth so DVD resolution shouldn't be
> that much harder.

Could also be some Intel sponsored 'benchmark' I read.  Don't know at what
resolution DVD works.  btw, I know it's pretty useless to reencode at a
higher resolution than your (..analog..) TV set can display.

	Henk Poley <><
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