[mythtv-users] The Status of MythTV on the PS3

Craig Partin cpartin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 17:19:27 UTC 2007

On 8/9/07, Charles Mason <charlie.mas at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been reading the Wiki and lots of mailing list posts about
> progress on getting the Myth Frontend running on the PS3 under Linux.
> The Wikis page on the subject doesn't seem to have been updated lately
> and a search of the dev mailing list reveals little PS3 related posts
> of late. So I was wondering what the current status of it was.
> There's plenty of evidence that VLC can handle HD on the PS3 so surely
> its just a matter of similarly optimising the MythTV on the platform.
> I was wondering if any one had any experience of recent SVN builds on
> the PS3 for either SD or HD viewing?
> Before anyone says just try it. I don't currently own a PS3, although
> I am thinking about it. It strikes me as a frontend it has lots of
> potential, attractive case, fairly quite, HDMI, and not to mention
> Blue Ray playback (although you would need a reboot to reach it). Not
> only that its fairly good at playing games too. All for the same price
> as a decent set top Blue Ray player. So on paper at least its got
> potential.
> Charlie M

If you search for PS3 patches you should find a thread with the most
recent info.  It looks pretty rough but seem there has been some
progress on using the SPEs for video decoding work.  Since there is no
access to the GPU from linux then this is the best hope.  There have
been sporadic reports of people viewing HD content in myth but no one
has been convincing enough for me to rush out and buy one.

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