[mythtv-users] Myth frontend on PPC OSX?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 18:33:55 UTC 2007


On 2/9/07, Todd Ignasiak <ignasiak at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/9/07, David Snider <dsnider at thesniderpad.com> wrote:
> > David Snider wrote:
> > >> David,
> > >>    Does the Keyspan Express work right out of the box? If so it's
> > >> worth the $50 to buy on to leave OS X on the machine and save the time
> > >> of messing with LIRC.
> > >>
> > >>    I'll look into your binaries anyway. Thanks!
> > >>
> > >> - Mark
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > It works right out of the box, there is a configuration piece of
> > > software that comes with it, the one thing, it doesn't have that many
> > > buttons, so you have to use the JVC VCR key map (I haven't done this
> > > myself, just saw it on the WIKI).  But overall, I've used mine for over
> > > 2 years with no issues whatsoever, with just the small number of buttons
> > > that come with it.  Works well.
> > >
> >
> > Forgot the Wiki link for the Keyspan Remote:
> >
> > http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Keyspan_Express_Remote
>
> There are other Mac remote control options you might also want to
> check into.    On my intel Mini, I use the ATI Remote Wonder II.   It
> works great for controlling MythTV and doing other basic tasks without
> resorting to a mouse & keyboard.
>
> You can program the function keys to start applications, like MythTV,
> DVD Player.app, etc.   The direction pad controls the mouse pointer,
> and you can set the remote keys to send keypresses to the app in
> focus.    They can be purchased on eBay for under $30.
>
>
>
> Also, regarding the PPC Mini,   I assume you're just going to be doing
> SD video..   To do HD, you'll need some more horsepower,  probably a
> Core Duo 1.66GHz minimum.

Thanks. I may look into whether I can program the StreamZap to use the
Mac environment and not buy any new remotes at all. I guess it doesn't
have to be LIRC talking to Myth.

Yes, our system here is dual tuner PVR-150/250 so no HD.

Thanks,
Mark


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