[mythtv-users] OT: Mythfrontend on a Wii - ever posible?

Groepaz groepaz at gmx.net
Tue Jan 16 17:09:27 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 16 January 2007 17:40, Matt Emmott wrote:
> I'd throw in some money as well if this were possible. Isn't  one of the
> issues with Myth on the xbox the slow CPU  speed? From what I've heard
> navigating menus is painfully slow on the xbox - If the Wii had the
> horsepower to handle Myth, it would make a nice candidate for a semi-silent
> frontend, providing the Myth install showed up as a channel vs reloading
> the OS itself.

its a 730mhz ppc (similar to the ppc750, aka g3) with a semi powerful gpu 
(atleast compared to modern pcs) and 88mb ram. might just be enough to run 
myth. (the gamecube, on which the wii hardware is heavily based on, however 
isnt - 24mb ram and 10mbit NIC just dont cut it)

however, you cant just go out and buy a devkit (even if you had the money). 
and even if you could, you couldnt create a disk that runs on a retail system 
(only nintendo can do that).

your best bet is to lean back and wait until the thing gets hacked, so 
programs can be written using free software. wii are working on it =)



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bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce 
bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

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