[mythtv-users] Interesting potential lightweight frontend

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 10:24:38 EST 2005

On Wednesday 16 November 2005 03:23, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> >> It does not support MPEG4 H.264 which will be used for broadcasting
> >> in Europe, and most likely also China.
> >
> > Are they using H.264 for high-definition stuff?  If so, a lot of
> > European MythTV users are going to have to spend a whole lot of money
> > on processors...
> >
> > Mike
> H.264 will be used for HD yes, also for SD, though likely that will be
> on IP (telco's) and over DVB-T. On SAT i expect the combination of
> DVB-S2 with H.264.
> Myth will also have to learn the new types that have been approved to
> signal H.264 in DVB. Currently it ignores H.264 broadcasts as non-TV
> broadcasts (Yes, H.264 broadcasting has started).
> Rudy
> P.S. DVB-S2 PCI cards haven't hit the market yet....

Dish and DirecTV are moving to H264 as well, I know they both recently sent up 
satelites for using mpeg4 and many expect the switch by the end of next year.


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