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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 15:46:53 UTC 2007

On 8/10/07, Charles Mason <charlie.mas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Are you able to get BluRay playback from within Linux and thusly within
> > > MythTV? If MythTV runs well on it for HD content and it's easy to play
> > > BluRay then I'm sold and will join the BluRay camp. I'll relegate my LCM16
> > > setup to my bedroom.
> > >
> >
> > I think you mis-understand me. I'm not running Myth on the PS3. I'm running
> > Yellow Dog Linux, Terrasoft's PS3 version. I am able to play HD files using
> > mplayer from the command line.

Right, I understood. Though I was hoping for accelerated drivers from
Sony, I guess their linux support is "it can be done..." =(

> > I did try accessing a Blu-Ray disk from Linux with no luck. This is likely due
> > to the "advanced" content protection of the disk, I suspect if you had a
> > non-protected BR disk you could access the data on it, but that's only
> > speculation at this time.
> Blue Ray Support in Linux would be really nice but its unlikely to
> happen any time soon.

darn, I was hoping Sony wrote some software or something for this to
get done. Though even if I just play a Blu Ray separately from linux
that's not so bad.

> On 8/10/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What's the boot-into-Myth time? I see no problem in turning it off
> > when not being used.
> Apparently its in the 10 seconds region, although not owning one yet I
> can't confirm that. There are lots of videos on YouTube of it booting
> YellowDog Linux if they are real time then that 10 seconds figure
> seems about right. Although I am sure it depends what Linux distro you
> use and what you have enabled
> So 10 seconds to start your Blue Ray movie isn't too bad I suppose,
> especially considering you are about to use / waste the next 2 hours
> watching a full feature film.

hrm, thats not so bad either. I can't afford one right now, but I'll
pay attention and hopefully accelerated playback arrives eventually.

Too bad it can't do DVD-Audio, guess I'll have to keep that player around too =(

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