[mythtv-users] Windows frontend / upnp

raphael rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 21:47:14 UTC 2007

ryan patterson wrote:
> On 3/28/07, *Brian D. Frost* <bfrost at brainboy.com 
> <mailto:bfrost at brainboy.com>> wrote:
>     I have lurked for a while and googled even longer but havent found a
>     good windows frontend for windows. I have used winmyth and
>     mythtvplayer but they arent quite the frontend that I am looking for
>     (for my wife).
>     Any thoughts on using mythdora or knoppmyth in a vmware appliance or
>     using an opensource uPNP frontend (Mediaportal type thing)?
>     Until I convert my wife to linux, any one have any personal
>     experience with this? I am running .20...
> Just for fun I installed knoppmyth on a virtual machine.  Playback of 
> standard definition mpeg-2 recordings was unacceptably choppy.  It maxed 
> out both CPU's of my 3Ghz Pentium D.  A fast core 2 duo/quad processor 
> might give you enough power for smooth playback.  But any HDTV playback 
> would be impossible I think.  The problem is the virtual machine can't 
> use any hardware GPU acceleration.
> What frontend features are you missing?  mythtvplayer and mythweb pretty 
> much cover all the bases I think.
> -- 
> _____________
> Ryan Patterson

If you're looking for a 10ft front end there aren't any for windows 
besides mediaportal and the proprietary ones. Problem is then you don't 
get auto commericial skipping. I think a while back some people tried it 
through cygwin, and there are a bunch of problems with compiling. I 
tried once and didn't get very far. You're probably better off dual 
booting. I just stuck in a dedicated box, which freed the PC up for 
gaming anyway.

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