[mythtv-users] AppleTV as mythfrontend?

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 17:26:04 UTC 2007

On 4/3/07, Peter Loron <peterl at standingwave.org> wrote:
> Ben Lancaster wrote:
> > Peter A. Daly wrote:
> >> I know there's been a bunch of hacking on the AppleTV to allow
> >> different apps to run and to get USB working.
> >>
> >> Has anyone gotten mythfrontend (for OSX) running yet?
> > Hmm, very interesting. There's nothing on appletvhacks.net as yet...
> > You'd expect that now they've got them booting OS X that they'll be
> > booting linux sooner or later! Once that's done, it's only a matter of
> > time. I'd consider buying one if they do.
> Yeah, if they can get it working well, I think an ATV would be an ideal
> SD front-end. Anybody figured out how they're doing HD yet? Special
> decoder chip?

it's been rumored for a while now that Apple will begin putting
dedicated hardware decoders in all their products starting in the next
release cycle.  hopefully that is the case and that it will allow for
en/decoding more codecs than just H.263/4...

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