[mythtv-users] consolidating my streaming and Mythtv
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Mon Dec 11 15:20:21 UTC 2017
On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:21 AM, Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at outlook.com>
> On 12/10/2017 03:52 PM, Donald Oakes wrote:
> > On 12/10/2017 1:08 PM, Jim Abernathy wrote:
> >> So what do I need to do to make my Roku and FireTV play my
> >> recordings. Are there app to play the recordings if I convert them
> >> to H.264? I don’t want to brick the FireTV stick or the Roku Ultra
> >> or do anything illegal, but integrating streams and Mythtv would be
> >> great.
> >> Jim A
> > Consider the open-source Mythling app for FireTV:
> > https://www.amazon.com/Donald-Oakes-Mythling/dp/B00T85XL86
> > Mythling can stream mpeg2 or h.264 recordings/videos.
> > Regards,
> > - Don
> > __
> Thanks, I clicked to install but will have to test later today. I've
> always wondered about the mpeg2 vs. h.264 encoding formats. Since mpeg2
> was first I figured it was easier and less CPU intensive than h.264
> which is more compressed. For a while I thought it was just a licensing
> issue. I do know that the HDHR Connect app for Roku isn't very good, but
> it does work on my Samsung Galaxy S8.
> Jim A
> > _____________________________________________
h.264 is more compressed and more CPU intensive in software, but most
mobile devices come optimized to handle h.264 in hardware, leaving software
with less to do. You could probably also use kodi on your FireTV stick as a
mythfrontend in addition to/instead of mythling.
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