[mythtv-users] uPnP and VLC Passed MythTV Testing?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 02:19:03 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 8:32 PM, Tortise <tortise at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> Looking at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/UPnP
> The data on VLC seems out of date now. In the Linux version of VLC 1.1.2
> uPnP has available under the Playlists (Ctrl+L) screen "Local Network /
> Universal Plug'n'Play".
> If I knew that I'd satisfied "Tested under Mythtv" I'd revise the page,
> update the VLC entry and move it up under the "UPnP-client software:"  (From
> the "not yet tested" category that it now enjoys)
> Suffice to say that to some brief testing it actually works impressively
> well for me, with VLC acting as a media browser.
> VDPAU is also available for VLC with some mucking around, my mileage varied,
> for example it did not drop CPU use to circa 10% like mythtv does, but it
> did seem to allow 1080i to be played smoothly when it previously would not.
>  (!)  YMMV too.

If you have a machine capable of running vlc you might as well just
run a frontend surely?

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