[mythtv-users] The Nokia N800 as a frontend (kind of...)

Melunko melunko at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 17:14:56 UTC 2007

Hi Cecil,

did you already see gmyth sourceforge project? Inside that project we
developed two gsteamer plugins that allow us to play mythtv nuv (mpeg4/mp3)
in the Nokia 770 and N800. If you use MythTranscode to convert your Mpeg2
files to nuv, you will be able to play them on N800 video player.

Hallyson Melo

On 1/17/07, Cecil Watson <cwatson at linkline.com> wrote:
> So, I got an N800 over the weekend.  The more I play with it, the more I
> like it!  While one cannot compile mythtv on it (at least I have not
> tried), you can get it to play media from your backend:
> UPnP
> 1)  MythTV
> The upnp server in MythTV doesn't work with Nokia's Media Streamer.
> While I can see the backend, any media I try to play results in 'objet
> not found'.  I'm told by a 770 user that Canola does work w/ MythTV's
> upnp server.
> 1a) Fuppes
> From reading the archives, I can across a post that stated fuppes was
> the best option.  So, I compiled, installed and configured.  Not only
> did the N800 see the media, I was able to play music and watch pictures.
> The N800 would not play any of my records (all in MPEG2).  It seems
> there are constraints on playing MPEG.
> Transcoding
> 770-encode.pl, using this script I was able to transcode the recordings
> into an AVI playable by the n800's default media player!
> I modified pdatrancode calling it 770-wrapper.sh and recreated a user
> job to transcode my recordings!
> I'm using -fixes.  I did try gmediaserver, however I could not see any
> media it was offering.
> http://www.nokiausa.com/N800
> http://fuppes.sourceforge.net/
> http://www.bleb.org/software/770/
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Transcoding_for_the_PDA
> ftp://knoppmyth.net/770-wrapper.sh
> Regards,
> Cecil
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