[mythtv-users] Re: Record broadcast television

David Shay david at shay.net
Wed Sep 29 10:27:12 EDT 2004

> > Right now, it can browse and play mythtv recorded shows,
> Can it fast forward though, or skip commercials?

Yes.  It provides a "30 second skip" feature as well as a fairly slow fast
forward.  It also lets you use the 1-9 keys on the remote to jump to 10%,
20%, 30%...90%.

> > and browse NFS filesystems to play music, pictures, other MPEG videos,
> > In the future, the developers expect to be able to add the ability to
> > and schedule recordings, but this will take a bit of work and
> > protocol extensions.  If you really just want to
> > watch TV shows, there isn't a much better deal (as long as your back-end
> > records to MPEG-2, anyway).
> I have a PVR-250, but I've transcoded many of my recordings to MPEG-4
> to save space.  Will it work with those?

Not yet.  Not enough decoding power on-board for MPEG-4.  The out-of-the-box
firmware and PC software CAN play DivX/MPEG-4 files, but it uses the
decoding power of the server PC to assist.  That type of solution is not yet
built for the modified mvpmc firmware.

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