[mythtv-users] Android Mythfrontend on Chromebook

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Tue May 17 21:57:24 UTC 2022

On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 9:49 PM Ken Mandelberg <km at mathcs.emory.edu> wrote:

> All my recordings are from Xfinity, and it turns out almost all of those
> in recent years are in 720. If I go quite a few years back into my
> recordings, Xfinity had them in 1080 and those do run ok. Now that I
> look harder there are in fact some newly recorded ones from a nostalgia
> channel that are in 1080 and they do play.

Check the encoding.  (Pretty much) all the newer
720p's are going to be MPEG4, and at least some
of the older recordings are likely MPEG2.

Some hardware (or the OS) may report it supports
codecs that they do not actually properly support
(so the result is either hangs/black screens, or
bad visual artifacts).  Chromebooks all over the
place in terms of proper support (even when
the hardware supports the codes, the OS version
may not).  Some vendors have a list of known
devices that they override the selection for
(and fall back to software decode, which itself
may not work if the processor is not sufficiently

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