[mythtv-users] MythTV on Android

Daniel Frey dmfrey at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 18:53:49 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
> > This would probably work clunky at best. You would need to initiate
> > the transcode, at which point it would transcode the file. You'll need
> > a pretty powerful backend machine to transcode HD material in real
> > time (or faster) so you'll looking at waiting around the length of the
> > video (or longer) before you can start downloading (Unless you want to
> > keep the connection alive on your android device, goodbye battery
> > life). Once you start downloading, you then have to DL a large file
> > (likely still > 1GB) which shouldn't take terribly long, but it's
> > still a multistep process.
> Isn't that almost exactly how HLS works?  It's all done automatically.
>  The end user doesn't have to manually orchestrate this.
> Eric
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For now, the app will not be downloading programs and storing them locally.
Sorry about this, but I have other data loading issues that I need to deal
with for the time being.  Also, I cannot guarantee the app will ever do
this since HLS essentially replaces need to transcode and download.
 Especially with the new changes that will be coming in .26 or .27.  It
will only be getting better.

BTW, HLS does work just fine for me over a ssh connection to my master
backend.  Quality is lesser, but still functional.  I have instructions on
how to set that up on the wiki if you are interested.


Hope this helps for the time being.

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