[mythtv-users] Apple TV info

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Sep 9 16:19:41 UTC 2008

On Sep 9, 2008, at 9:13 AM, jedi wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 06:36:29AM -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> I'm running Mythbuntu on my AppleTV and can watch over the air HD  
>> with
>> XvMC without a problem. I'm just starting with h.264 content and it's
>> struggling to play that, but I think it's my display settings since
>   ...something else I forgot to mention.
>   The AppleTV has a really crappy NIC chipset. It's sort of like a  
> winmodem.
> Thus, if the CPU goes into some sort of power saving mode (that may  
> be the
> wrong term for it), then your network performance goes straight into  
> the
> crapper. You basically have to lock the CPU into "fully awake mode".
>   The unit does fine with h264 content so long as it's only 480p.

You cut the part where I say other people are playing 720p h.264  
content without a problem, so here's a link:

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