[mythtv-users] CBS HD content suddenly doesn't play

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 19:15:35 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:58 AM, H Z <hansz_2000 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> My fix has been to use Xine to watch the shows on CBS on my appletv
> mythfrontend. Xine will play back the full HD recording on the ATV and it
> plays fine, although there are errors of dropped frames in the logs.
>  So the ATV can potentially playback the content from CBS - it has the
> horsepower (with some framedrops but they're not noticeable) they just can't
> be played by the internal player on the ATV. These same recordings work fine
> from my mac-mini mythfrontend in the living room. I'm toying with the
> thought of transcoding down the CBS recordings to 720p but I really want a
> solution where I can easily choose the recording from my regular menu and
> delete it when done. I have to say I think in my situation it's a case of
> the ATV just doesn't have the horsepower to do everything I want from within
> Mythfrontend natively in full HD, it's just slightly underpowered for the
> task.

Hmmm... I thought the problem was too high bitrate, not 720p. Isn't
CBS broadcasting in 720p?

Brad Fuller

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