[mythtv-users] Ok Backend seems worked out, in my head -- just a couple more frontend questions
dave at frascone.com
Thu Apr 12 17:51:06 UTC 2007
Chris Funk wrote:
> I'll try to answer at least a few of the questions based on my
> -Gui handles playing dvd's fine. I use the internal player, but there
> are still many that use mplayer (i think).
> -Ripping dvd's couldn't be easier. You can do it from the frontend
> via MythArchive connected to backend via nfs or samba connection. You
> can create a straight iso file or transcode to several different
> settings for smaller file size.
> -Not sure on the VCD
> -Yes, you can play windows files. At least i've been able to play
> avi's wmv's etc. Pretty sure it did it out of the box. Don't remember
> installing any windows codecs anyway. Either way it can be done.
> -Music files are easily playable through mythmusic as well.
> -Yes you can network boot, but i've never done it so can't offer any
> help there.
> -Don't believe you can do disk to disk copies from within myth. I
> just rip it to an iso then burn that file. All of that is done with
> Hope that helps a little.
Helps a lot -- seems I can't use Myth to get rid of my existing DVR :(
But -- at least I can use it to replace 2 boxes, and maybe have some fun
with it on non-premium channels.
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