[mythtv-users] Plex

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 12:20:16 UTC 2017

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:11 AM, Justin Alcorn <justin at jalcorn.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 5:50 PM, Michael Robinson <mike at robinsonhome.org>
> wrote:
>> > I've been following this thread as I recently purchased a TCL Roku TV
>> > and would prefer to be able to play recordings from the TV rather than
>> > having to buy additional equipment.
>> >
>> > Is Plex the best route to go?
>> I can't say if it's the *best* way to go, but it has worked out for my
>> family.  You will need to run a post-process script to create links to
>> the recordings in the correct directory structure and naming
>> convention for Plex.  This will enable Plex to automatically grab all
>> of the meta data.  You can then view the Myth recordings through any
>> Plex interface.  You can find an example post-process script here:
>> https://github.com/oledirtyinode/mythplex
>> Some of the caveats are:
>> - You cannot schedule recordings from Plex.  I mainly use MythTV's web
>> interface.
>> - If you try watching a recording in progress, Plex sees the file size
>> at the time playback starts.  Therefore, you will need to restart it
>> to watch the entire recording.  I don't watch recordings in progress.
>> - If your recordings are in MPEG2 format, Plex may need to transcode
>> the video on-the-fly, depending on the capabilities of the client.
>> So, make sure your PC has sufficient horsepower.  I have MythTV
>> transcode recordings to h264 as a post-process to avoid having Plex
>> transcode on-the-fly.
>> _______________________________________________
>> I do the same - post process, then no pauses while it transcodes on the
> fly.

I'll have to check, of course my HDHR OTA recordings are MPEG2, but my
HDHR-CC w/ Comcast I'm not sure if they've completely moved to H.264 or

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