[mythtv-users] Media Center Demo

Joseph Jamieson jjamieson at futurefoundations.com
Sat Mar 29 05:27:07 UTC 2003


I used the original interface for awhile.  There wasn't much to it.
Pretty much just a list of what media files you had.  It was simple, but
I wouldn't quite go so far as saying it was horrid..

I wasn't aware of how long the MS Media Center thingy's screenshots were
around.   Even still, it's pretty funny how XBMP looks so much like the
ones in the screenshots.   There's even a skin that comes with it that
makes it truly look like the MS one.

At any rate..   This is the MythTV list =)   MythTV is neato, I can't
wait to get a better setup to use it to it's full potential.   The
dual-TV card thing is real cool.   I wonder what the performance is like
when recording a show and watching live TV on the other.

I noticed an option for "hardware MJPEG" in the encoder drop down menu.
Do any TV cards out there support this feature?   Ideally, this would
let you do MythTV with a lot less of a powerhouse of a box (and a more
quiet one too.)

-----Original Message-----
From: J.R. Hyde [mailto:jr at jrh.net] 
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 9:01 PM
To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Media Center Demo

Xbmp built their interface off of screenshots of Microsoft's media
center, not the other way around. 

You should have seen the original interface of xbmp, it was pretty
horrid (with one small nod to the windows media player).

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at snowman.net] On Behalf Of Chris Palmer
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 11:55 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Media Center Demo

ok, I guess I should have looked at it.  It had the word "XBox",
so I just assumed... I'll NEVER do that again...  hehehe...  ;-)


Joseph Jamieson wrote
> Yea but Xbox Media Player is a "homebrew" project that's been in
> existence for quite awhile now.   You need a Modchip to run it because
> of the fact that the xbox will only run "Digitally Signed" code.
> 
> XBMP can play almost any type of media out there (except new quicktime
> formats,) DiVX, Mpegs, DVD's, pictures of almost any format, the list
> goes on.   About the only thing it can't do at the moment is play TV
> (there's no TV card in the Xbox) but they are working on SnapStream
> support.
> 
> When they come up with accelerated X drivers for Xbox Linux, I'm going
> to try MythTV on it.  It has a great TV Encoder, so I think it will be
a
> great front-end unit.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Palmer [mailto:mythtv at zencow.com] 
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 2:23 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Media Center Demo
> 
> Joseph Jamieson wrote
> > Holy...     Did they just take screenshots of Xbox Media Player 
> > and post them?    This is crazy, it's *exactly* what XBMP looks
like.
> 
> you realize that XBox is a Microsoft product, right?  ;-)
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