[mythtv] Pushed android mediacodec support

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 14:10:23 UTC 2018

On 07/31/2018 12:41 AM, David Engel wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 05:28:59PM -0400, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> On 07/29/2018 04:04 PM, Michael wrote:
>>> Do you know how well the original firetv (not stick) works as a
>>> frontend?   I have one of those sitting in the closet that I could play
>>> with too.  But if it isn't good, then I will just buy another shield for
>>> my bedroom tv.
>> I don't know. It would need a 32 bit package. It may have a version of
>> android that is too old. The Mythfrontend package needs android 4.2 or
>> later.
> Peter, was this in response to direct reply to you.  I never saw the
> original.
> Michael, I dug my old, first generation, Fire TV out of the closet.
> Much to my amazement, it actually works fairly well with MythTV.  The
> UI is responsive.  720p playback is downright good.  1080i playback is
> okay -- the deinterlacing is so so and there is some jitter that comes
> and goes when viewing a news ticker.  4k doesn't seem to work at all
> -- the device probably doesn't have enough RAM and can't output it
> anyway.
> All in all, the Fire Tv is a worhty competitor to the Amlogic S912
> system with 32-bit Android(*) that I occasionally test on.  In fact,
> there's a good chance it will replace the S912 as my default, 32-bit,
> test system.
> (*)The chip is actually 64-bit, but the only current ROM that I know
> of is a third-party one and is 32-bit.
> David

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