[mythtv] OSX backend beta test
dave at boost-consulting.com
Mon Jan 9 19:46:31 UTC 2006
Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> writes:
> On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 11:28 -0500, David Abrahams wrote:
>> I'm beginning to wonder if using MacOS for MythTV is such a hot idea
>> in the first place, as there seem to be important parts of the system
>> that would need to be ported. Several features like mythbrowser,
>> transcode, mythmusic, mythgame, and mythphone, (and, I presume,
>> upcoming DVD burning(?), which is important to me), seem to rely on
>> linux specifics, and I guess it's going to be nontrivial to port those
>> to MacOS. I really like the idea of a MacOS MythTV appliance, but not
>> if it's going to be a full-time job to get there.
> You're not the only person who wants OSX to be better supported.
I'm sure. The question is whether anyone else is willing to make
further _investment_ in it.
> I'm planning on repurposing my wife's Mac Mini when she retires it.
> It would be great to be able to hook it up to the Firewire port on
> our cable box at that point.
Well, you can do *that* much since yesterday :)
> Transcode and commercial flagging should be fairly simple to port,
> there shouldn't be any platform specific code in there (though there
> are always little snippets.)
Unfortunately yes; if you enable transcode in config, the build
fails. I didn't think there was any problem with commercial flagging,
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