[mythtv-users] using replay's hardware
christianh at pdd.edmi.com.au
Tue Jan 20 23:02:25 EST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Dodd
> Sent: Wednesday, 21 January 2004 1:43 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] using replay's hardware
> Quoting Jim Chandler <jim at n0vh.org>:
> > I just bought one of these from Circuit City for $70 AR.
> Here is the
> > scoop:
> > - Works great with the videos recorded on my MythTV box via
> the PVR-250s
> > - REQUIRES a Win 2000/XP computer to act as it's server
> (Hauppauge, write
> > a Linux version!!!)
> > - The MediaMVP itself runs Linux and has a hardware decoder.
> > I've just started testing, but this shows real promise as a
> cheap front
> > end. I have an SMB share of my video directory. I need to
> work on a Perl
> > script that creates symbolic links to the nuv file with a
> sane name and a
> > .mpg at the end. This is needed for the MediaMVP to
> recognize it as an
> > mpeg file. It shows the JPG files in my pictures directory
> just fine. It
> > will only recognize MP3 format for the music, so I might
> have to re-encode
> > my CDs again, if I want this functionality.
> > Sure you won't be able to have all the MythTV functions a
> normal frontend
> > does, but with an existing 2000/XP box somewhere on the
> network, its a
> > good cheap alternative to a full blown MythTV frontend.
> $70 after rebate???
> HACK TOY! :)
> People have already made some progress into hacking them. I
> believe someone has
> already gotten a Linux-based server working, although limited
> to use with VDR (a
> recorded dedicated to the Linux DVB cards)
> It might be possible to create a MythTV-specific server for it...
> My wallet feels impending pain to the tune of $70.
Just remember the hardware can only play MPEG2 or MPEG1 videos. It can't
do MPEG4 or RTJPEG.
BTW: It is quite easy to add .nuv to the open source VDR mediamvp
program above and have it happily play back .nuvs with out symbolic
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