[mythtv-users] ITV HD and Freesat

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Tue May 20 06:28:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 19, 2008 10:25 pm, Charles Mason wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Robert <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 12, 2008 7:35 pm, Charles Mason wrote:
>>> Doing a quick google for H.222 and FFMPEG (the lib MythTV uses) there
>>> are some references to it. So I was wondering if it is possible to
>>> view the ITV HD test transmission with MythTV. I currently don't have
>>> a Myth TV DVB-S system yet although I am thinking of adding DVB-S to
>>> my Myth TV box. Two HD channels would be a big incentive in addition
>>> to Freeview (UK DVB-T), which is all my backend currently has access
>>> to. Has anyone else tried to access ITV HD via MythTV.
>> So if I could at least get an entry in Myth for the channels then it
>> could
>> probably be recorded, but playback might be more of a challenge!  I've
>> still got the file, so I might try playing it via Mythvideo tonight
>> using
>> the internal player and see what it has to say, because if that will
>> play
>> it then it will be worth perservering with the channel scanner.
> It sounds like theres some hope then. I am sure MythTV will be updated
> to support the needed formats if ITV HD is popular. Its not like we
> are limited to what we can decode by our setup, like the Sky set top
> box customers. It just goes to show why Myth TV is a better if more
> complex and expensive solution, in hardware costs at least.
> Charlie M

Indeed.  I did get round to trying to play the file I'd recorded in the
internal player (through MythVideo) and it didn't play :-(

But like you say, I'm sure someone can sort that out in code.


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