[mythtv-users] Wireless Frontend

Reza Naima reza at reza.net
Mon Jul 25 22:39:52 EDT 2005

I'm able to use 802.11g without problems in a heavily WIFI'ed area.  But
I'm also streaming mpeg4 which is smaller. -r

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:14:42PM -0700, Ross Campbell sent me this...
> On 7/22/05, Loren A. Linden Levy <lindenle at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> > I am trying to use my laptop over an 802.11b connection to watch
> > recordings and live tv. I am getting a ton of prebuffering pauses that
> > make the video jittery.
> I bet you are... I even got them with 802.11g, but then your wireless
> throughput speeds may vary depending on your card, signal strength,
> and wirelss driver.
> > Is there a way to tell the backend to use a
> > lower resolution, or frequency so that I can make this work.
> Here are some options :
> - Use mythstreamtv to resample and stream at whatever bitrate you
> want- http://mythstreamtv.sf.net
> - Run an ethernet cable to your laptop
> - Change your recording bitrate in mythtv-setup until the jitters go away
> - Set a very aggressive mythtranscode to transcode files down to a
> size that you can stream
> - upgrade to 802.11g
> Hope that helps!
> -Ross
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