[mythtv-users] Patriot Box Office

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat May 15 14:52:33 UTC 2010

On 5/15/2010 09:03, bhaskins at chartermi.net wrote:
> Frys just did a nice deal on this box.
> Is anyone on the list using one of these with myth?

Every time one of these devices goes on sale, someone pops in and asks 
if they will run Myth.  The answer is always the same.  MythTV will not 
run on any of these devices.  Even if you could get linux and MythTV 
compiled and installed on this device, there would not be enough memory 
to properly run the UI, and MythTV would not support the video decoder chip.

The only way any of these devices work with MythTV is through UPnP.  
MythTV will not automatically transcode content for UPnP, so it has to 
exist on your hard drive in a format those devices can play.  That means 
no framegrabber recordings, or content otherwise transcoded through 
mythtranscode to nupplevideo, and nothing transcoded externally using 
non-standard encoder settings.

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