[mythtv-users] Bluray player to play mythtv recordings and videos

Josh Mastronarde jmastron at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 23:51:12 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> On Saturday, December 04, 2010 11:03:51 am belcampo wrote:
>> > Has anybody any experience with using such a player as
>> > frontend-player ?
>> I'm not aware of any way to play a BR disk directly under Linux. You can
>> use Makemkv to stream it to something like VLC, or rip the disk to a file
>> and play that. If it can be played directly I'm not aware of how.

> I think OP's talking about going the other way; using a blu-ray player as a
> frontend. I'm not aware of it being done, but I certainly would be cool.

Our Sony "Internet enabled" TV supports DLNA, and I've been able to
browse and play MythTV MPEG2 recordings.  I'm pretty sure the Sony
Bluray players that advertise Netflix and other Internet features have
a similar capability.  I believe Myth has some sort of DLNA server
built in, but it didn't work for me (0.21), so I used "mindlna" which
worked fine.

You can't view listings, schedule recordings, play any old format,
etc, and the browsing options are limited, but it did work.  I was
just playing around for future options in other rooms, as the TV is
connected to the Mythbox directly anyway.


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