[mythtv-users] Apple X11 or XDarwin?

David Snider 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
>     suspend/sleep. 
>     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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