[mythtv-users] I Strayed! Now I want to come back, but with caveats
allanwilson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 16:13:54 UTC 2006
On 4/14/06, Matt Mousseau <matt at amsvans.com> wrote:
> Once upon a time, I built and ran a mythTV box. I loved & hated myth,
> mostly for what amounted to things that I simply didn't understand. Outlined
> below are the main concerns I have with returning to myth:
> 1. Firewire recordings over the DCT6200: They regularly would crash the
> frontend. I believe it had something to do with the whole sync byte being
> messed up at the beginning of the transport stream, but I could never figure
> out a way to automate fixing it.
> 2. Resolutions problems with my HDTV. I have a Philips 50" Ambilight PDP
> with a native resolution of 720p. And I had one HELL of a time getting X to
> use the right resolution, it always ran over the edges! I think there may
> have been some sort of overscanning issue, or perhaps I just wasn't holding
> my tongue right while working on it. Either way I could use some serious
> help here, since getting X's resolution right is key to getting things to
> look properly.
I think there is an option in the myth settings section that lets you
adjust the overscan. With TV's there will always be a little of this I think
from what I read b/c they are used to do that. You have to use software to
scale it back. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
3. DVD ripping. I didn't get real far with this...and I didn't spend *that*
> much time with it either. I'd basicly like to rip dvd's, keeping the primary
> movie (throw away extras, etc) and the surround sound track. I don't even
> care about compressing them, I can get plenty of HD space. For whatever
> reason, however, I just never got this working.
This works great for me, tell us exactly isn't working. Sometimes I do have
problems with audio tracks but there is fixes for this.
4. MythMusic. It is...well just plain klunky. What I did in the past was to
> have a second computer hooked up running windows & itunes...*just for
> music*. If I could get myth to play shared iTunes playlists from my
> network...that would be AMAZING. Is this possible? I don't want myth to
> share its library...i want it to read OTHER computer's shared itunes
I want to use it for iTunes playback also I have read where they are working
on this but I haven't seen anything recently.
I'm sitting on a great computer, with tons of HD space, 2 DCT-6200's, and a
> 50" plasma...somebody PLEASE help me put this stuff together!
> Matthew Mousseau
> AMSVans, Inc. Webmaster
> matt at amsvans.com
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