[mythtv-users] Raspbmc (Raspberry Pi XBMC) Announces MythTV support

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 18:08:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I have no idea how well it works and I don't know what the interface is
> > like, I just happened upon this article today at lunch:
> There are in fact 3 media player distros for the Raspi: Xbian,
> OpenElec, and Raspbmc. I tried OpenElec, but it seems native myth://
> support in XBMC is currently broken (cmyth throws a
> "cmyth_rcv_old_int64: cmyth_rcv_u_long() failed" error). Since the
> error is in XBMC/cmyth I assume that Raspbmc and Xbian are broken too,
> but haven't had a chance to try them on my Pi yet.
> As an alternative to the native support, there's also a MythBox
> "plugin" for XBMC. It's broken too (crashes on launch), but if you
> enable debug mode via the XBMC GUI you can then launch it and it
> appears to work ok from then on.
> As an alternative to MythBox, I can play 1080i ATSC MPEG2 files over
> Samba (after I purchased the codec of course). Sadly there's a delay
> and a loud audio crackle every time you seek forward/back so it's not
> terribly usable.
> AFAIK there's no point in running the actual Myth FE on a Raspi, since
> Myth does not support OpenMAX (required for hardware-assisted video
> decoding).
> In short, Myth on Raspi is still in it's infancy. But I have high
> hopes for the future.
> _______________________________________________

Looks like the delays on their ordering website are "six weeks or more",
but I see units on ebay for about $50, maybe I'll buy one. It will go well
sitting with the Neuros OSD box that has been in my closet since 2004.
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