[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Scott Kidder kidder.scott at gmail.com
Sat May 29 19:50:54 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Michael Van Donselaar <
michael-list at vandonselaar.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 25 May 2010 10:53:22 -0700, you wrote:
> >On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Scott Alfter <scott at alfter.us> wrote:
> >
> >> I just knocked together some shell scripts that transcode recordings and
> >> dump
> >> them onto a NAS box that serves them up over HTTP or UPnP.  I can view
> >> these
> >> recordings on my iPhone with either Safari or PlugPlayer; an iPad should
> >> offer
> >> similar functionality.  I have all recordings transcoded for streaming
> over
> >> the
> >> LAN automatically, so that the iPhone can serve as a "poor man's
> frontend"
> >
> >
> >I'm doing something similar with a MythTV add-on I wrote called
> >MythPodcaster (http://code.google.com/p/mythpodcaster/).  MythPodcaster
> uses
> >FFMpeg to  transcode many of my recordings into several output encodings.
> >Some of those encodings use the Apple HTTP Live Streaming format, which
> >enables automatic stream switching to adapt to changing bandwidth.
> >MythPodcaster renders RSS feeds that are easy to browse within Safari on
> the
> >iPhone and iPad.
> Or even easier to subcribe in iTunes and sync to your iPad.
> Scott:  Thank you for such an awesome package!  I found it when I was
> googling for ffmpeg recipes for transcoding.
> I had planned to manually transcode some of my favorite shows, but
> after 10 minutes of installing and configuring MythPodCaster, I simply
> sync in the morning, and I have last night's shows on my iPad.

Thank you for the feedback, and I'm glad to hear that you found it useful!

> After a bit of experimentation, I think this is my preference for an
> iPad:
> <encoderArguments>-vcodec libx264 -vpre hq -vpre ipod640 -b 900k
> -acodec libfaac -ab 128k -ac 2 -ar 44100 -s 720x480 -threads 0 -f ipod
> -y</encoderArguments>

I'll make use of this setting when my iPad arrives in 2 weeks :)

--Scott Kidder
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