[mythtv-users] PS3 keys

Robert Houghton robbadler at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 22:35:31 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> On 1/17/2011 16:49, Johan Heikkilä wrote:
>> I bought the older model instead of the slim, for the purpose of being
>> able to install Linux on it. I wasn't happy at all when Sony disabled the
>> feature that I had bought by forcing a firmware upgrade.
> The point I'm trying to make is that the PS3 is of little use as a HTPC.
>  It's fine if you're using the GameOS with its limited codec support over
> UPnP, but it simply doesn't have the power to run software decoding for
> normal Linux media players.  You can do standard definition video, but will
> struggle on anything HD.  The hardware has been available for several years,
> with only minimal progress towards writing video decoders that ran on the
> SPE.  The master key being found and used to access the system without the
> hypervisor is not going to make a bit of difference.
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With that attitude, no.

Fedora no longer maintains a PPC build, but there is a mailing list of
people who still have interest in the platform and are working toward a
stable Fedora 15 release. With a working, current Linux distro on which to
develop, and the ability to use all capabilities of the PS3 hardware, maybe
there is more interest in seeing this happen then you realize.
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