[mythtv-users] New Rpi 4B - looks like it would make a great frontend

Stefan Davids mythtv at stefan.davids.uk.net
Thu Jun 27 20:47:44 UTC 2019

On 27/06/2019 21:27, Jay Foster wrote:
> On 6/27/2019 11:28 AM, Stefan Davids wrote:
>> On 27/06/2019 17:11, Mike Bibbings wrote:
>>> I have the 4GB RAM version of pi 4, so far it looks good.
>>> The operating system changes from Raspbian Stretch to Buster, and is 
>>> applicable to all Pi variants now.
>>> It will do 4k @ 60Hz, but software support is limited at this time, 
>>> and mythtv will probably need changes.
>>> I have repackaged mythtv-light to run under Buster and tested on Pi 3 
>>> and Pi 4  1920x1080 @50Hz, it should also work on Pi 2 (not yet tested).
>>> Anyone wanting to try please see 
>>> https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3221
>> Is the h265 decoding a possibility with mythtv or is that one of the 
>> things that will require mythtv changes to get support for?

> I don't know about the RPi, but regular MythTV added support for H.265 
> in version 0.28, at least for decode and playback.

Yes but RPi3, for example, doesn't have hardware decoding for h265 and 
doesn't have the CPU power to do software decoding and produce watchable 

The reviews imply the new RPi4 can do hardware decoding of h265, so I'm 
curious if anyone knows if mythtv can take advantage of that or if this 
is one of the cases of current limited software support...


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