[mythtv-users] MythTV on Android

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 19:49:52 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 4:31 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Daniel Frey <dmfrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Programs are streamed on demand from the backend, so I am not sure
>> how you would be able to use the app to watch programs offline.  I would
>> recommend MythExport which allows you to transcode the recordings down to a
>> smaller format and can be access via rss and a podcatcher to get the
>> programs locally on your phone/tablet.
> It would be more convenient to be able to select a program to download
> for later viewing from within MythTV for Android than it currently is
> to use MythExport.
> MythExport is a two step process.  First you queue a program to be
> exported, then some time later (possibly hours) it appears in your
> podcast list at which point you have to go and download it.  A MythTV
> Android client that could download a compatible version in one step
> would be a huge usability win even if this download took a long time.

Surely in either case the delay is because the backend takes some time
to transcode to a suitable format.

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