[mythtv-users] Mythtv on PS3

Wade Maxfield mythtv at hotblack.co.nz
Fri Jun 13 04:52:29 UTC 2008

Bill Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 06/12/2008 10:09 PM, Anthony Giggins wrote:
>>> Hows the UPNP capabilities of the Xbox360 from Myth?
>> AIUI, the XBox 360 won't play MPEG video via UPnP (only from DVD's, it
>> seems).  So, you'd have to transcode all your recordings to the
>> Microsoft-blessed format (WMV) for the 360 to be of any use as a UPnP
>> client.  If you happen to have MythVideo videos in the right format, you
>> can play them via UPnP on the 360 (but what's the point, really, if you
>> can't get to recorded TV?).
>> And, since the 360 uses about 50% more power than a PC (that can
>> actually run a frontend), I'll be sticking with running a real
>> frontend.  :)  (Of course, the PS3 uses about 33% more power than a
>> 360--or 2 times as much as a PC--so it's an even worse choice, unless,
>> of course, you decide to take into account the 360's inability to play
>> recorded TV, in which case the PS3 is a better choice than the 360, but
>> a PC is still better than both... [fade out, stream of consciousness] )
>> Mike
>> _______________________________________________
>  This is incorrect.  As of fall 2007 update the xbox 360 can play
> mpeg2/4 AVIs.  The mythtv upnp server, however, does not work with the
> 360.  You can, however, use a cron job with mythlink and expose them
> via UPnP with either windows media player (mount myth dir as shared
> drive) or natively via ushare.

This is not quite correct.

The 360 on our network works with the mythtv upnp server that came out 
of the box with MythDora 5. The 360 can see/play all the .avi files, to 
my chagrin, that I had hidden with the parental controls. It can also 
see the normal TV recordings but not play them.

  - Wade

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