[mythtv-users] uPNP and the PS3

Darren Hart darren at dvhart.com
Wed Jan 30 18:52:22 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 29 January 2008 00:19:11 Mathew Elliot wrote:
> Which Version of myth and PS3 software are you running?

Running mythtv on Ubuntu Gutsy: 0.20.2-0ubuntu0.7.04~proposed1
80 GB PS3, firmware 2.10 also

> I'm running PS3 2.10 and myth SVN 15552 and you're doing a whole lot better
> than me.

I do see the Unsupported Data on some of my very old recordings for some 
reason, but for the most part the "directories" work (By Date, By Title, By 
Category, etc.)  I think the fact that I am using the Hauppauge PVR MPEG-2 
hardware encoding cards has made things easier for me.


> When traversing to the bottom of a tree (i.e. the actual show titles) I get
> DLNA protocol error 4405 displayed on the PS3. Using TVersity everything
> seems to work ok (albeit intermittently!)
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] uPNP and the PS3
> I'm experimenting using my Playstation 3 as a uPNP client for playing
> MythTV
> content (rather than my MVPMC client).  The PS3 offers a much
> prettier/snappier interface which I like and the playback and seek is real
> smooth, but the uPNP interface has some issues I wanted to run by folks to
> see if there was a solution.
> o The recordings/By Title don't seem to be in any logical order (I would
> expect to see them in descending date of recording order).
> o There doesn't appear to be a way to delete a recording once you've
> watched
> it.  I really like the convenience of the real MythTV clients where I can
> watch the recording, return to the menu, and quickly delete the recording.
>   Is this a limitation in the generic uPNP design, or is it just not quite
> implemented in the MythTV uPNP server?
> Note: On the PS3 the only way to delete the recording is to use MythWeb
> (which
> is too small to be legible from 12 feet away on a 40" 1080p screen).
> o The Music listings are very awkward.  Listing music by Album lists albums
> once for every song if they have various artits.  There isn't a "By
> Artitst"
> listing - this would be the most useful listing from my Point of View.
> I'd welcome any ideas to improve using the PS3 as a Myth Client (natively
> via
> uPNP, not booting to Linux).  
> Alteratively, it would be interesting to be able to use a customized
> version
> MythWeb to navigate recordings and kick off playback via uPNP... is there
> some kind of defined url, like "upnp://path/to/selected/recording.mpg" ?
> Thanks!

Darren Hart

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