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

Ramon Redondo malinon at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 22:01:45 UTC 2007

On 9/25/07, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
> * On Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 03:00:25PM -0400, Tom Lichti wrote:
> > 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.

With that much power, can the MSNTV2 boxes decode the DIVX based NUV files?
If I remember correctly, the MVPs are pretty much limited to MPEG2?

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