[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime iPad app

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Sat Aug 20 03:29:39 UTC 2011

On Aug 19, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:

> On 8/19/2011 14:26, Matt Emmott wrote:
>> Now that the nail is in the coffin of my TouchPad, I'll be moving over 
>> to the dark side that is the iPad 2. It looks like there's an iPad app 
>> for the HDHR Prime that lets you stream from the device over Wifi.
> Any idea how this is supposed to work?  The iPad only supports MJPEG, 
> limited bitrate H264, and very limited bitrate MPEG4.  Anything you get 
> out of an HDHomeRun Prime will be MPEG2, unsupported by the iPad, and 
> wholly outside the capability of the 1GHz ARM CPU for software 
> decoding.  Do you have to run EyeTV on some other system, acting as a 
> transcoding proxy?

Yes, EyeTV runs on a Mac host, and has to transcode everything. It keeps
around dual copies of all your recordings, one for streaming to iDevices
and AppleTV, one for EyeTV (or something like that), if you set it up to
do so, or it can do the transcode on-demand. It does have baked-in
support for doing the transcodes using the turbo.264 HD though (which
is made/sold by the same people as EyeTV). I actually have had the hw
transcoder stick for some time, and just bought a license for EyeTV a
few days ago myself to play with.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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