[mythtv-users] Streaming MythTV recordings (MPEG-2) to an Xbox 360

Vitani vitani-mythtv at tfxsoft.com
Fri Jul 23 09:51:34 UTC 2010

On 22 July 2010 16:24, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:08:55AM +0100, Vitani wrote:
> > Good morning,
> >
> > For over a year I've been happily streaming my MythTV recordings from my
> > Mythbuntu server to an Xbox "classic" which was running XBMC. I did this
> by
> > setting up symbolic links with "pretty" names in a nicely organised TV
> > folder directly to the MPEG-2 files in the MythTV recording folder.
> >
> > Now times have moved on a bit and I've "acquired" some HD content which
> I'd
> > like to view on my TV as opposed to my PC, or by connecting my netbook to
> > the TV so I bought myself a broken 360 (the DVD drive doesn't work, but
> > that's another story) with the intention of swapping one Xbox for
> another.
> >
> > I did my research before-hand and found out that the 360 does play
> MPEG-2,
> > but I have since found out that it only does that through Windows Media
> > Centre, not using uPnP/DLNA. Obviously as I'm using MythTV installing
> > Windows on my server wasn't really an option, but a friend suggested
> running
> > it in a VM. I tried this, and it worked (using a mapped drive from the
> > Windows VM to a samba share on the host machine), but it was unusabley
> slow
> > taking about a minute to become responsive after start up and then taking
> up
> > to 30 seconds to respond to the OK button.
>     How fast is the machine that the VM is running on? How busy is the
> machine
> inside the VM? My experiences with AirVideo an XP are much better than that
> and what I'm using is doing realtime transcoding. Not a direct comparison
> of
> course.
>    I suspect that MCE or the Xbox just aren't up to it.
>    Try downscaling some of the content and see how that works out.
> [deletia]
I think you're probably right, my server is only a single-core 3GHz Celeron
with 1.5Gb RAM (I'm sure I put 2Gb in though, weird ...) so it's pretty
weedy and most likely not up to running a VM (heck it barely passes the
Windows 7 minimum requirements!)
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