[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Phil Linttell phil.linttell at rogers.com
Fri May 28 20:55:33 UTC 2010

> Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 10:31:56 -0500
> From: jedi<jedi at mishnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.
> To: Discussion about mythtv<mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>> >  presumably similar for Windows). I'm running AirVideo Server for Mac
>> >  OS X on an old 2GHz Core Duo iMac right now. Works well enough for all
>> >  mpeg2 content and lower resolution h.264/mpeg4/etc., but real-time
>> >  transcode unsurprisingly doesn't work particularly well for h.264 HD
>> >  content. Thus far though, its mostly all just a neat trick for me to
>      That's the kicker.
>> >  be able to play stuff on my iPad and iPhone. I'm rarely in a position
>> >  where I want to watch something and it doesn't make more sense to just
>> >  watch it using mythfrontend on a machine hooked to a TV at home, or
>      Yup. A sort of "MythTV anywhere" setup could be cool though. iDevices
> don't have much storage. So it's nice to be able to pull stuff from across
> the web. I already do this stuff that's in the MythTV photo gallery. I use
> modified versions of websites I already had setup for relatives.
On a 2-year old 3GHz dual-core Athlon 64, AirVideo under Linux is 
peaking (intermittently) at about 60% CPU usage while transcoding a 720p 
HD-PVR recording.  That's while a commflag is going on, recording 
another program using the HD-PVR, and while streaming to a remote myth 
front-end.  Not that much of a load for modern hardware, and far less 
CPU time than if I were to statically transcode every recording into 
multiple formats.

I noticed in the AirVideo formums that jyavenard was all set to build a 
competing product   ;-)   Presumably that's after he finishes his little 
audio project.  :-)

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