[mythtv] MythTV on Mac OS X

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Thu Apr 17 17:18:56 EDT 2003

MythTV only uses V4L for recording; it should be possible to eventually get
a MacOS X box working as a frontend only.  Some problems encountered so far
have been the lack of Xv support in XDarwin, and the lack of an
OSS-compatible audio layer, but these are probably not insurmountable, given
the right expertise.  However, I don't know if there are more than a handful
of people interested in this, and I for one do not have the OSX/Darwin/BSD
expertise to tackle it.  Maybe someone in the Fink project would be

-Joe C.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-dev-bounces at snowman.net
> [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at snowman.net]On Behalf Of COFFMAN Steven
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:08 PM
> To: Development of mythtv
> Subject: RE: [mythtv] MythTV on Mac OS X
> MythTV uses V4L, and MacOS X will never support this, so MythTV will
> never run on MacOS X. It even says so on the website.
> However, if the Fink project ports mplayer to MacOS X you could patch it
> to be able to play MythTV recordings on your MacOS X machine. Otherwise,
> you're only option is to use mencoder on Linux.
> -Steve

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