[mythtv-users] MediaMVP as front end
beww at beww.org
Mon Nov 6 20:11:27 UTC 2006
On Nov 6, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Tom Lichti wrote:
> Trampas wrote:
>> I have a MediaMVP and had few questions about using as frontend.
>> #1 I have used with windows box and OEM software, but the lag on the
>> user interface is bad is this a feature of the mediaMVP or is my
> You would have to define 'bad'. Mine is pretty good, the only slow
> is when you try to stop watching something, from what I've found,
>> #2 Does the latest versions allow live TV viewing?
> I think so. I tried it once and it didnt' work, but I haven't tried to
> debug it, as it's not really a feature I need.
I use an MVP and it seems very responsive.
0.19 broke live TV on the MVPs, don't know if that was ever fixed, or
how it might have changed with 0.20.
One other thing, at least when I set up my 0.19 system, was that the
MVP could only play MPEG-2 files, thus rendering my Plextor units
unusable, as Myth only supported mpeg-4 encoding with them.
The current MVPs claim to be able to play MPEG-4 files but I think
they do this by transcoding to MPEG-2 at the (Windows) server end on
the fly. This would explain the higher horsepower CPU requirements to
watch mpeg-4 with the included Windows software.
But as was said, why would I want to watch live TV anyway?, I'd have
to watch the commercials if I did :-)
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