[mythtv-users] koolu frontend
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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
> 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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