[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri May 28 21:57:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 04:55:33PM -0400, Phil Linttell wrote:
> >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,

    My Mac peaks much higher than that just handling a 480p transcode.

    Just airvideo ffmpeg gets up to 130% or more (top).

> 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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