[mythtv-users] consolidating my streaming and Mythtv
jfabernathy at outlook.com
Tue Dec 12 01:19:32 UTC 2017
On Dec 10, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Donald Oakes <donald at oakesville.io<mailto:donald at oakesville.io>> 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.
Consider the open-source Mythling app for FireTV:
Mythling can stream mpeg2 or h.264 recordings/videos.
So I had some time to play with this on my FIreTV. I used the link on Amazon that you included and with one click was able to send it to my FIreTV stick. So the first time I turned on the TV with the FIreTV Mythling was there. When I use it to play MPEG2 TV recorded from a HDHomeRun Connect tuner, the video skips over high motion portions. I added a job script to do mpeg2 to h.264 transcode (https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Transcode_Mpeg2_to_H264) and those files play as expected.
So it looks like if you want HD TV recordings to play normally on a FireTV you need to transcode them to h.264.
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