[mythtv-users] HDHR + Over the Air + Sony Network Media Player + Buffalo NAS

Jeremy Jones jeremy.dwain.jones at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 20:32:48 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Jeff Tucker <jefftucker at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15.12.2011 16:57, Jeff Tucker wrote:
> >> My problem is that I want to view the recordings on the Sony Media
> >> Player but it supports DivX, WMV9, MPEG-1/2, AVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC, MKV.
> >> The current format is not recognized by the media player.
> >
> >> How does the recording get to the player? Via some disk or via some
> >> UPNP
> > network access?
> >
> >> If it is the latter then its likely that the Sony player wants some
> > special treatment that mythtv doesnt do yet.
> >> For an example of other Sony devices with that issue see
> >> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9446
> >
> > Karl, Right now I am copying the resulting MPG file to my NAS and the
> > media player should see it from there. At least it sees other
> > movies/videos I have on the NAS but does not recognize the MPG file.
> According to the internet you might have better luck with the "correct"
> file name extension for MPEG-2 Transport of .mts (from
> http://forum.serviio.org/viewtopic.php?p=24755#p24755 )
> > Thanks for the URL. I read it and it makes since. I will try minidlna
> > to test it out. Do you know where to make the protocol changes in MythTv?
> no idea, I just saw some tickets wrt Sony DLNA pass by which all hinted
> that
> they need some quircks.
> But transcoding to MPEG-2 PS and calling them .mpg might work, too.
> Thanks for the response! Here is an update.
> I installed minidlna on my BE and set it up to scan the
> /var/lib/mythtv/recordings path and it seems to work now.
> I guess it is time to start figuring out how to transcode the video files
> to
> remove commercials, obtain video art and putting the videos in a more
> organized structure.

Give mythlink a look.  It can help with the organization.

> Thanks for your help.
> Once I get more comfortable with this setup I will start trying to
> integrate
> the minidlna protocol settings into MythTV.
I have a different Sony Blu Ray Disc player and I also read that ticket
when I was setting mine up.  It was over my head and I didn't know where to
begin, but I also found out that my particular Blu-Ray Player would only
play SD content over the network.  In fact it needed to be a MPEG-2 TS with
480p to work smoothly.  Since This was acceptable to me I just started
transcoding everything to that format, running mythlink to 'pretty' the
names (and folders) and serving the 'links' folder up to the Sony via

If you figure something out though that will help with that ticket and get
the player 'seeing' myth directly, then please post back. I am interested
and I have seen at least one other post on the subject recently too.

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