[mythtv-users] Playback on Vista laptop

Blammo blammo.doh at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 18:00:12 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
> As a linux user who uses the occasional XP, I was just typing a document on
> my dad's Vista laptop when a little popup dialog came up asking me if I
> wanted to open media sharing with Mythbox MythTV AV Media server. I was a
> bit perplexed and went through a few motions to open the sharing access,
> then the Windows Media Player Library opens up and I saw in the Video
> section all recordings from my mythbox server. I tried playing one and it
> worked, but the reading is pretty slow, and I'm wondering if it's already
> streaming or is it downloading the entire file to cache to then playback, or
> what the method is. If it's not already, how can I have it stream instead?

I'm glad you had SOME luck with it.. I use a SBE with tuners in it, so
Media Center won't play ANY of the recordings off the box at all, even
after I took care of the codecs... Master Backend Override doesn't
apply to UPNP, so the recordings never work.

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