[mythtv] Myth over slower links

Robert LeBlanc robert at leblancnet.us
Sat Nov 19 08:38:10 EST 2005

Are you talking about on the fly transcoding? That would be cool. I have
some shows that I like high res and would like to keep them.

Does Myth have a enable over slow link? Basically it tries to download
the first second (wall time), gets an estimate of how long it will take
to download the show. If download < play length, buffer a small amount
and then play. If downlad > play length buffer until download < play
length + extra buffer. Not sure if the mythprotocol is able to do that.
The biggest problem is that my 10 Mb service is not always 10 Mb. Until
the service matures more I think i will get fluctuations from 3 Mb to 10

Robert LeBlanc

On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 22:01 -0500, Nathan Allen Stratton wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Robert LeBlanc wrote:
> > Now that I've got my Fiber service to my house with up to 10 Mb up/down
> > rate, is myth able to stream video at these speeds and how would I go
> > about configuring the system to do it.
> I have been playing around with MythStreamTV, but there has not been any
> work on it since Feb, has limited transcoding ability, and I am not a big
> fan of using VLC as the server. I can however using it to stream over my
> 256 cable modem.
> I have been looking at mpeg4ip, I am no programmer so will need to find
> some help, but I would like to be able to transcode to MPEG4 3GPP to low
> res mobile devices and normal SD 3 mpbs video. Actually I am looking for
> programmers that can write a residential mpeg4 based VOD system. I think
> Myth has what it takes to become this, but it may be faster to start with
> something else.
> A system could even support user by user transcoding to their link speed
> using someting like a Convedia box.
> ><>
> Nathan Stratton
> nathan at robotics.net
> http://www.robotics.net
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