[mythtv-users] Patriot Box Office

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Sat May 15 14:59:26 UTC 2010

> 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.
He asked if anyone is using one with myth.  He didn't ask if myth could be
run on the box.
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