[mythtv-users] Logitech Revue (Google TV) is now $99 and will run Honeycomb, any good?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Aug 1 23:53:35 UTC 2011


On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:37:59 -0700, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Chris Petersen <lists at forevermore.net>
> wrote:
>> On Aug 1, 2011, at 11:02 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>>
>> The CE4150 has a 400Mhz GPU based on the powervr SGX535,
>> and has hardware decoding of the usual suspects (i.e. MPEG-2,
>> VC-1, H.264, etc.), but last I looked, the linux SDK was not
>> publically downloadable (you needed to sign a licensing agreement).
>>
>> Unfortunately, Android itself doesn't do MPEG-2, which means that
MythTV
>> would have to transcode everything to h.264 so it could be streamed to
>> the
>> device (something we can't legally do in the US, and something which
>> can't
>> really be done for LiveTV on most commodity hardware).
> 
> I understand the second part of technical limitation but there are
> legal limitations on transcoding material that does not affect any
> non-existent DRM?  I thought myth already supported similar things
> (e.g., mythweb transcoding to use the flowplayer viewer) or am I
> missing something here?

Technically, it uses Sorenson Spark, which is an incomplete implementation
of the outdated H.263.  


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