[mythtv-users] Apple X11 or XDarwin?
dsnider at thesniderpad.com
Tue Sep 11 03:24:09 UTC 2007
> The Mac frontend is significantly less responsive, suffers from
> some slight but annoying video artifacts when playing HD content,
> doesn't handle commercial skipping, and suffers from a horrible
> bug that causes recording to recue to the beginning if you hit the
> "jump forward" or "jump backward" multiple times in rapid succession.
> It also tends to lock up the machine when left running for more
> than a day or so, and has exhinited problems returning from
> In short, it's great to be able to use my macbook as a frontend,
> but it would suck as a dedicated frontend.
> Yikes - that does suck?! Are you using precompiled binaries, or
> building yourself?
> I read through your list, and I am having none of those problems with
> my mac Mythfrontend. I am currently running the 0.20.2 universal
> binary from thesniderpad.com <http://thesniderpad.com>; however, I
> have also used other intel binaries available on the web without problems.
> No commskip would have been a deal killer for me - it has worked
> perfectly on my FE from day one. I'm assuming you've checked your
> setup menus?
> I see occasional artifacts on HD shows; however, they are a product of
> my loathed cable provider, not the mac. They show up in the same
> place when I watch the recording on my linux FE. I've also left it
> running for several days without a hitch.
I'm glad the universal binary is working for you. I also get commercial
skip with no issues. BUT, I have seen the issue with the jump
forward/backward multiple times.
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