[mythtv-users] Mythtv on PS3

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Sat Jun 14 00:22:13 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 06/13/2008 12:52 AM, Wade Maxfield wrote:
>> Bill Williamson wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Michael T. Dean 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?).
>>>  This is incorrect.  As of fall 2007 update the xbox 360 can play
>>> mpeg2/4 AVIs.
> Oh, it's AVI, not WMV.
>>>   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.
> Yep.  I see the same with my recordings.  UPnP works fine, but won't
> play the recordings.  Only way for the 360 to play them is to transcode
> (or, more precisely, recode them).

Ahh, I could have forgotten a detail:
I'm in Australia running DVB-T without transcoding, so it's all stock
standard mpeg-2 with mp3 audio.  It very likely doesn't understand

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