[mythtv-users] Mac Frontend requirements for HD playback

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jun 30 03:01:06 UTC 2008

On Sunday 29 June 2008 20:25:53 James Bunton wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 05:02:22PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> > There are Linux distros that run on PPCs, YellowDog comes to mind, I
> > believe Debian as well.
> And Ubuntu...
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/8.04/release/
> I believe that since Apple dropped PPC it's community supported, but
> it's still available and might be worth a shot.

I'll play with that, wasn't aware of it. I have a G4 iBook I picked up cheap 
that's not doing anything...

I'm running YD on a PS3, it can play HD but with a pretty high CPU load due to 
not having access to the accelerated video.

I still think a 1.8 G5 should be able to play HD, but the overhead of OSX may 
be hurting it. Still, it shipped with HD editing software so I'd expect it to 
be able to play back in real time.

OP: Did you try playing from a local disk? What about using a standalone 
player instead of the Myth F/E?


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