[mythtv-users] Apple iTV - MythTV Frontend?

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 10 17:41:57 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 11:59:23PM -0500, Chris Ribe wrote:
> On 1/9/07, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> >
> >Kevin Hulse wrote:
> >>       I have 2.5TB of unemcumbered content and a GigE wired
> >> network. So neither of those Apple straightjacket-ware
> >> features are of much interest to me.
> >>
> >>
> >And you can import that into the AppleTV and play them nicely.
> You had better start transcoding now, though, because all of that
> unencumbered content needs to be transcoded to an h.264 flavor that the
> decoder in the Apple TV can handle.

	It would be pretty sad if the Apple TV can't handle 
the raw output of a PVR150.

> Assuming that is 2.5TB of 2mbps mpeg4 content, your MacBook Pro should
> finish transcoding sometime around Halloween.
> Don't have an intel mac already?  Good luck finding non- OS X software to
> transcode into one of those Apple TV formats.

	You're basically making it out like this thing is like an
ipod that can't play mp3's. That would be remarkably boneheaded of
Apple. Wouldn't entirely surprise me though.

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