[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri May 28 20:05:58 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 02:24:00PM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 09:50:56AM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> ...
> >> My ~3 year old core 2 quad backend has more than enough oomph to
> >> transcode on the fly.
> >
> > ...that's assuming that you've got the 2 cores laying around waiting to service
> > your devices. Most of my cores are already spoken for for some other myth related
> > purpose.

...not everyone's configuration is the same.

> >> One thing I'll note here: its a bit of a challenge to set up if you're
> >> using the AirVideo Server for *Linux*. It takes about 30 seconds to
> >> set up if you're using the AirVideo server for Mac OS X (and
> >
> >   You still need to setup format support and this isn't necessarily
> > as easy as you might think.
> Have you tried it? It *is* that easy. :)

    Yup. Ugly as sin on an iPad too.

    I tried out a home video on the mother-in-law and she asked to see it
on the main myth frontend instead.

> > I've still got some files that don't seem
> > to be supported yet. I wonder if a Linux AirVideo server will be any
> > help in that regard.
> The AirVideo server uses a customized ffmpeg for transcoding. If
> ffmpeg doesn't support the format, the format isn't worth supporting.
> ;)
> ...
> >    Yup. A sort of "MythTV anywhere" setup could be cool though. iDevices
> > don't have much storage.
> Not at the low end of the spectrum, no. But I got the 64GB iPad.

    Even at the high end of the spectrum they lag behind older devices from
other vendors.


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