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

Mark Kendall mark.kendall at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 17:32:19 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.

Yes - I really should update my contributions to that page...

> 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?

I updated my patches for the mythtv-vid branch a couple of days ago
(just didn't tell many poeple!)


For me this is pretty stable now - although still not 100% - and
feature wise is about 90% there - just want to improve the
deinterlacer(s) and add accelerated osd blending. Otherwise the main
issue is sound drop out which I don't think is a mythtv issue.

I doubt I'll spend any signifcant time on the ps3 stuff until
mythtv-vid is merged into trunk though.

> 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.

It makes an excellent frontend -  and don't forget effortless setup of
hidef modelines, which can be painfull via nvidia etc. It's also worth
mentioning that the upnp functionality on the game-os seems to have
improved significantly since it was first released.



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