[mythtv-users] AppleTV suitability as FE?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Nov 30 17:45:50 UTC 2012

On 11/30/2012 12:01, Mark wrote:
> On 11/30/2012 09:54 AM, jedi wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 08:56:00AM -0700, Mark wrote:
>>> I have googled around a bit, and see the old AppleTV with XBMC as a
>>> frontend, but am wondering if there is anything, or anyone, using
>>> the new appleTV as a frontend at all?
>> The ARM based ATVs need a transcoding server like Plex to do the
>> heavy lifting.
>> The x86 ATV is respectable device for anything short of HD h264.
> Is the AppleTV3 the arm proc one?

The ATV2 and ATV3 are both ARM units. The ATV3 actually has enough 
memory to run MythTV comfortably, when the ATV1 and ATV2 did not, 
however being an ARM, it is woefully inadequate for software decoding, 
and MythTV does not support the hardware decoders available on that unit.

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