[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri May 28 14:37:46 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:59:56PM +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On 28/05/2010, at 3:52, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> > On 05/27/10 13:07, Scott Kidder wrote:
> >> The bit-rates and resolutions for small mobile devices (iPhone, Droid)
> >> are going to be different from those used with tablets (iPad) or your
> >> high-def television.
> > 
> > Full sized tablets and TVs should be able to use the recordings
> > directly, without transcoding.
> Except an iPad can decode h264 in hardware but MPEG2 would be software, so the battery drain would be considerably more I imagine.
> Also I imagine battery life would be significantly enhanced by the lower data rate (hence wifi gets less work).

    Just a regular SSH transfer of a 1080i ATSC recording pegs the iPad CPU
at about 30%. On my setup, the transfer isn't fast enough to keep up with the
framerate/bitrate of the video.

    Dedicated decoder hardware is needed for a number of reasons.


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