[mythtv-users] Auto-Transcoding

Christian Tardif christian.tardif at servinfo.ca
Sun Jun 7 13:09:35 UTC 2009

Nick Rout wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Christian
> Tardif<christian.tardif at servinfo.ca> wrote:
>> Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 8:12 AM, Christian Tardif
>> <christian.tardif at servinfo.ca> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've search about it, but couldn't find a valuable answer to this simple
>> question:
>> Can MythTV do transcoding on the fly for files on a partition, as it is done
>> in TVersity or FUPPES?  I have a huge bunch of MP3 files (in fact, my
>> complete collection of CD's) on disk, which were played without any problem
>> on my Xbox360 (as well as any other uPNP client). Now that my files are
>> published with MythTV, no mp3 file can be played on my XBox machine. They
>> can be read without any problem on my different XBMC installations, though.
>> There is so much features on MythTV that I get a little lost in all that
>> stuff.
>> Thanks,
>> the upnp server in mythtv cannot transcode on the fly.
>> Fuppes can. If you need that feature, you can install fuppes and turn
>> off myth's upnp server.
>> Fuppes being unmaintained for so long, it doesn't look as a long-term
>> option. So I think I'll have to find a way to transcode all my files. Kinda
>> sad but...
>> Thanks anyway.
> I am not sure why you would need to transcode your mp3 files.
> if you are just having problems serving your mp3 files you could:
> 1. find another format for serving them (itunes via mt-daapd,
> slimserver, simply sharing the directory over samba/nfs)
> 2. Try twonkymedia server, a commercial but cheap upnp server, or
> ushare an opensource upnp  server.

Not that I *WANT* to transcode my mp3 files, but it seems that, for an 
actually unknown reason, MythTV can't stream them to my XBox. And there 
is not so much options to share to XBox (samba/nfs is surely not one of 
them). But I'll check the ushare server, one never knows...

*Christian Tardif*
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