[mythtv] Popbox

Micah Schehl micah at schehl.com
Wed Feb 10 23:37:54 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Micah Schehl <micah at schehl.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Lennart Sorensen <
> lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 08:42:00PM -0500, Micah Schehl wrote:
>> > I was wondering if anybody has been looking into creating an application
>> for
>> > the Popbox that is supposed to come out this spring.  The price of the
>> box
>> > is supposed to be between $130 and $170.
>> >
>> > http://www.popbox.com/
>> >
>> > I would be willing to help program the popbox application "popapp",
>> although
>> > I am not familiar with the mythtv server's protocols.
>> It  looks like it is a dedicated flash lite player.  I guess you would
>> have to write a flash player that can talk to mythtv.  It mentions H.264
>> decoding, but nothing else, so I guess unless mythtv happens to be using
>> that codec, it won't like the video files very much.
>> --
>> Len Sorensen
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> The Popbox itself lists that it can handle MPEG-2, but the only find
> information I can find for third-party developer's is for flash lite.  If
> the Popbox doesn't somehow allow MPEG-2 playback through third-party apps,
> then a MythTv app on it doesn't seem worthwhile.
Apps on the Popbox must be written in Adobe Flash Lite.  Adobe Flash Lite's
documentation says it  can play any video that the device supports.  Since
the Popbox website says it can play MPEG-2, I am hoping that playback will
be possible.


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