[mythtv] Pushed android mediacodec support

David Engel david at istwok.net
Tue Jul 31 20:17:59 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 11:35:07AM -0700, Michael wrote:
> On 07/30/2018 09:41 PM, David Engel wrote:
> > 
> > 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
> That is awesome to hear.   I retired my FireTV and old myth HTPC for an
> Nvidia Shield which has been working great thanks to Peter.   It would be
> nice to leverage the FireTV for the TV in the bedroom which doesn't get
> watched as much.

As long as you don't need timestretch and aren't too discriminating on
deinterlacing, you'll probably be okay.

> As a user and not a developer, I think it is amazing how much progress has
> been made on making android frontends viable in the last few months.   For
> me, this is the most excitement I have had for mythtv in many years and I
> have been running it for a few days shy of 15 years.
> Would you have a 32bit apk available I could try on the FireTV?

I'm building on now and will send you a link when it's ready.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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