[mythtv-users] MSNTV2 box? (was software encoding to MPEG2)

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Tue Sep 25 21:37:50 UTC 2007

* On Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 03:00:25PM -0400, Tom Lichti wrote:
> Chris Pinkham wrote:
> > I used to have a pair of mvpmc boxes, but sold them in favor of using
> > a couple msntv2 boxes since they can be full-featured frontends.  If
> >   
> Er, what? I had no idea you could do that, details please? The archives
> don't have anything, and google seems to not have anything substantive
> either.

If you google for "msntv2 linux" then you'll find lots of info on running
Linux on these boxes.

With a little help from other msntv2 users I was able to get it up and
running using a Fedora 5 based nfsroot image.  All my frontends are diskless
using this image now.  Each has its own private copy of /etc and /tmp, but
share the base FC5 install.  The P3-733 CPUs in the msntv2 boxes are
equivalent to my other frontends and the diskless, fanless, lightless
box is nice for places like the bedroom.


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