[mythtv-users] koolu frontend

Tom Metro tmetro+mythtv-users at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 20:16:38 UTC 2007

Jon Larson wrote:
>> Detailed info in putting Linux on that box here : http://www.mvpmc.org/
> But less-powerful as well? --From the FAQ: What features are missing?

It is less powerful than the typical front-end, though the FAQ sounds a 
bit dated...

> In no particular order:
>     * MythTV support for scheduling recordings

It has this now. It can also skip over flagged commercials now.

>     * video rewind

I'm not sure I understand. Actual reverse playback? Nope, it only 
supports skipping back. But reverse playback doesn't seem to work so hot 
on mythfrontend either.

>     * real DVD subtitle support

I believe one of the developers has been working on this.

>     * build tools for use under windows

Perhaps not, but is that important? You can still use it even if all you 
have is a Windows machine. Already built binaries are provided.

>     * user and developer documentation

There's both. As always, it could be of higher quality and greater 
depth, but the wiki is constantly improving.

>     * seek in an audio file
>     * Tivo support
>     * internationalization for the menus/OSD
>     * DVD menu and navigation

I don't know about these.

> And I would add: ONLY supports MPEG1/2--no xvid, mp4, H.264, FLV, etc...

True, no native hardware support for anything beyond MPEG1/2, but VLC 
provides on the fly transcoding to MPEG2.

It would be nice if someday MythTV did on the fly transcoding to a 
format the client said it could handle.


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