[mythtv] OpenMAX/Raspberry Pi 2 support

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Tue Jun 2 19:45:33 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 8:56 AM, Chris Weiland <chrisjweiland at gmail.com>

> >Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:36:52 +0200
> >From: Kenni Lund <kenni at kelu.dk>
> >To: Development of MythTV <mythtv-dev at mythtv.org>
> >Subject: Re: [mythtv] OpenMAX/Raspberry Pi 2 support
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> >If you want to implement OpenMAX support in MythTV, you might want to
> >have a look at the (now discontinued?) Torc DVR project. It's a fork
> >of MythTV by a former MythTV developer, and according to the README,
> >OpenMAX support should be working for video decoding:
> >https://github.com/Torc/torc <https://github.com/Torc/torc>
> >
> >Best regards
> >Kenni
> Luckily, video decoding/rendering is actually relatively easy with
> OpenMAX.  I've had way more trouble with audio.  So I'm not too worried
> about getting video up and running.  I hope to leverage the existing audio
> code in MythTV, but I just wanted to get the opinion of the developers on
> that.  I do have a little worry about A/V sync (although shouldn't be too
> bad) and stereoscopic output as I don't have a 3D TV to test with.

First, let me say that you have no idea how excited I am to hear that
progress is being made on getting support for the Pi2 integrated.  My
family loves Mythtv, and being able to build a complete $50 fronted that
isn't a used desktop, is super exciting.  And the timing couldn't be more

> And Joe, I'd much rather have a fully integrated player rather than
> launching an external one.

Of course, we all would, and if you can make that happen I would buy you a
beer or twelve if I ever see you!

> It would probably be pretty trivial to launch omxplayer from mythtv, but
> like you said, you lose a lot of functionality that way.

I was curious more from the perspective of what I can do right now...
Essentially, if I buy Pi2s, can I use MythTv with an external player until
your OpenMax support gets merged, or should I go with OpenElec/Kodi.
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