[mythtv-users] MediaMVP and Myth SVN

Michael Tiller michael.tiller at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 21:03:47 UTC 2007

Wow, thanks for the info.  Is there a "how to" somewhere on using VLC this
way?!?  I don't really know much about it.  I assume this sucks up some CPU
on the backend side? (with all the on-the-fly transcoding).

Thanks again.  This is really useful info.


On 1/2/07, Jerry Bett <bjett80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/29/06, Michael Tiller <michael.tiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm using the SVN version of Myth right now which is protocol version
> 32.
> > I've tried downloading the nightly builds of mvpmc for the MediaMVP and
> even
> > though the version is 0.3.2, it appears that it is not protocol version
> 32
> > (I get "Connection Lost" when trying to connect the two).  I tried the
> alpha
> > versions of MediaMVP with UPnP support but there are definite problems (
> > e.g. some shows don't show up for some reason).  So I'm stuck in a
> position
> > where I'm not able to use my MediaMVPs which is not a popular position
> with
> > the family. :-)
> >
> > Anybody have any suggestions, workarounds, hacks, etc. until the two get
> > synced again?!?
> >
> > --
> > Mike
> >
> >
> Mike,
> I've been using my MediaMVP to watch myth shows via VLC on my mythbox.
> You simple start vlc with the telnet interface ( vlc -I telnet) on the
> myth box, build a playlist and when the recording is selected from the
> mediamvp, vlc fires up and transcodes everything to mpeg2/mp3.  I was
> even watching hi-def shows on my standard definition tv !
> It seems that if MediaMVP see's a request for a divx file it sends the
> transcode commands via telnet to vlc.  I simple do a link, like "ln
> -sf /mnt/store/anyfile.mpg anyfile.divx".  Then I select
> "anyfile.divx".  This 'fools' Mediamvp into sending the transcode
> commands for any file to be converted to the mpeg2/mp3 that Mediamvp
> needs.
> Having a firewire interface to my hi-def cable box, I often had
> problems with both the size of the video and the a52 sound ... this
> solution solves both problems.
> Barry
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