[mythtv-users] Streaming recordings

mike at grounded.net mike at grounded.net
Fri Aug 20 16:48:56 UTC 2010


I can't seem to find the mythtv box as a UPnP server on the lan.
Does it need to be activated or is it by default?


On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:49:09 -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday, August 20, 2010 08:37:56 am Dan Rose wrote:
> 
>> Keywords: upnp
>> Keywords: affordable front-end
>> 
>> Patriot Media Player:
>> 
>> I have one of these as a poor-man's mythtv frontend and I am
> truly
>> impressed.   They are on-sale new for $55 after rebate, as
> discussed on
>> Dealnews and points to newegg.com.    ( I paid $65 for mine)
>> 
>> I run my Patriot wireless with an 802.11/n usb adapter ($8 that I
> also
>> picked up from dealnews), but required the right router settings.
> I also
>> move my patriot occasionally, and ethernet always works with no
> special
>> setup.
>> 
>> My myth backend is ATSC over-the-air only,  but the patriot player
> has
>> capabilities well beyond that.
>> 
>> More...
>> 
>> UPNP streams to Patriot Box Office HD Media Player, better and
> cheaper than
>> PS3
>> 
>> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1136/1/
>> 
> There are TONS of "Media Players" out there right now, many of
> them well under $100. Many are "Networked Media Tanks", such as
> the Popcorn Hour and the Myka.
> 
> The features run the gamut. In particular you want to check if they
> can handle .MKV files, or DTS audio, and what network protocols
> they support. Some can even handle Netflix "Watch Instantly", and
> that feature doesn't seem to increase the cost by much.
> 
> They pretty much all use hardware decoding (Sigma Designs or
> similar), and are thus low power consumption units, but of course
> they come nowhere near what a real Myth frontend can do.
> 
> WiFi connections are usually iffy, especially with HD content.
> 
> The problem is figuring out which of the many choices is best for
> you, the lowest cost unit may not be the one you want.
> 
> All of them are better and cheaper at playing video than a PS3,
> which draws a lot of power. An XBOX-360 can also work as a UPnP
> player, but also draws significant power.
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