[mythtv] MythTV on low cost embedded hardware

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon May 14 19:21:57 UTC 2007

stuart wrote:
> Hi Steve...
> Steve Daniels wrote:
>> stuart wrote:
>>> Wim Fokkens wrote:
>>>>> ** Note, the MediaMVP is not a HD capable box (that's why I said
>>>>> "most").  It only has Composit & S-Video output.  However, most consider
>>>>> the S-Video output as being good.  I don't know of any HD capable box
>>>>> that has an open source project ported to it.
>>>> Is this one an option?
>>>> http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=UK%
>>>> 2FLayout&cid=1150490629179&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=29
>>>> 17960635B02
>>> This looks like another Syabas / Sigma Designs player.
>>>> It can decode almost everything including HD mpeg4
>>>> Maximum flexibility
>>>> Play absolutely everything in your library. KiSS DP-600 and play all media
>>>> formats including DVDs, CDs, Windows Media 9, Nero Digital, DivX High
>>>> Definition, MPEG-1,2,4, XviD, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Jpeg and PNG Picture files.
>>>> Featuring playback for Nero Digital Format, we have included all of your
>>>> encoding software: Nero ShowTime 2-CE, Recode 2-CE and MediaHome
>>>> And the source code is available.
>>>> http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Content_C1&childpagename=UK%
>>>> 2FLayout&cid=1129319214597&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper
>>>> ftp://ftp.linksys.com/opensourcecode/KiSS/KiSS_GPL.zip
>>>> And I think for a HD capable player this one is pretty cheap.
>>>> http://www.divxplayer.nl/2006/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=11&products_
>>>> id=836
>>> Yes, but has anyone actually created an image from these SDKs that ran 
>>> the box.  So far, I have only heard about enough code provided by 
>>> vendors of these Syabas / Sigma Design players to comply with (or come 
>>> close to complying with) the GPL.  Let us know if you have heard of any 
>>> project that has done otherwise!
>> Hi Stuart,
>> Using KML you might not have to actually run mythfrontend on it.. see my 
>> last post on this topic :-)
>> Steve Daniels
> What Steve was referring to above:
> ---
> KML is a form of XML that the KiSS media player understands. It looks
> like this little cheap device could be VERY powerful, even without
> modifying it's firmware/os etc.
> ---
> Steve, can you explain to us what KML is?  I am thinking that you may be 
> referring to the HTML extensions that are used by WizD and Swisscenter 
> to offer up custom menus to most if not all Saybas / Sigma Designs based 
> clients.
> I haven't looked into this, but I think the problem with this is that 
> most interactions with the server is off of web like pages.  So, 30 
> second skip, for example, is difficult if not impossible to implement.

I've looked further into it, and things like 30 second skip are possible 
- if it's the right file format - can't remember which off of the top of 
my head.

There are games, and all sorts made in KML - Video on Demand systems, 
Web Radio. It's just a matter of playing with some Google queries to 
bring all the information up to the top ;-)

Steve (Should be revising, final, final exam tomorrow) Daniels

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