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

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 19:02:03 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:18 PM, MonkeyPet <monkeypet at gmail.com> wrote:

> Using mythtv 0.26 and the xbian.org distro.
> Many things are broken in XBMC and the raspberry in general at this time:
> o UPNP broken in XBMC.
> o Mythbox with mythtv 0.26, broken also.
> o mythtv:// suport in XBMC with mythtv 0.26 also broken.
> My thoughts about raspberry.  Wonderful quiet machine.  MPEG2 and H.264
> playback at 1080p works but only after bumping up the CPU/GPU clock speeds.
>  Also have some lockups playing MPEG2. The XBMC menus are laggy.  With
> the brokenness in XBMC, it is hard to use it as a frontend at this point.
>  Sure you can try nfs or samba, but that you can do with a commercial
> set-top box like the WD LIve or Asus Media Player. I think once the bugs
> are fixed in XBMC AND we can get recordings playback with commercial
> skipping I would be a very happy camper.
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:13 AM, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com>wrote:
>> > Already have, but I haven't gotten it to play nice with trunk yet.
>> > FYI - Turn around on the MPEG-2 license key is about a day or so.
>> I've tried raspbmc connecting to mythtv using UPNP.
>> The Pi plays UK freeview files fine, both SD(mpeg2) and HD(H.264).
>> Menu performance is a bit sluggish but OK, and the CEC function is
>> pretty nice  (Use the TV's remote to send commands down the HDMI cable
>> to the Pi).
>> However, at the moment I can only play TV Recordings if I move them to
>> MythVideos.
>> I can browse TV recordings on the Pi;  when I select a recordings it
>> shows the preview image; but when I try and play it I get a  "No items
>> returned for object..." error in the xbmc log.
>> Using MythTV 25 fixes and the Pre RC4 version of raspbmc.
>> _______________________________________________
How's the quality of the videos that do play? What resolution and
codec/wrapper are they using?
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