[mythtv-users] mythtv on the ps3
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Apr 11 19:41:25 UTC 2007
Brian Wood wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2007, at 10:37 AM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> The latest Linux Journal has a rather mingy article about
>> installing YDL
>> on a PS3...but it's more like the writer (left anon for a reason) is
>> complaining that the talking dog cannot speak French.
> Anon ??? My copy says "Dave Taylor" right where you would expect a by-
> line to be, with the usual short bio and contact info at the
> article's end.
"Left anon BY ME for a reason." That article was not up to his usual
standard. Sounded like he did it in the morning before his coffee ration
The first part is a well set out description of the fiddley little steps
that are needed to install YDL on a PS3...and then he complains that it
doesn't 'do stuff' out of the box. Which failures are longstanding and
have nothing to do with YDL/PS3 per se. No linux distro presently does
.wmv files out of the box as far as I know.
He didn't attempt to see if it would actually play HD level content,
which the box might be able to reach. In the end, he damned both the box
and the distro with faint praise. As I said, not up to standard....
> He has written, among many other things, "Wicked Cool Shell Scripts".
>> The unit clearly does a good job as a Linux box, apparently will do HD
>> (according to posts on this list), but (and a major problem, I think)
>> the damn thing uses 200 Watts...as someone pointed out, it did a good
>> job keeping his coffee warm!
> Actually I lied, as I don't drink coffee, but it does keep my Earl
> Grey quite warm :-)
Ohhh, that's dishwater stuff. Marks and Spencer's Black Tea is the stuff
that will put hair on your chest.
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