[mythtv-users] Windows frontend / upnp
rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 21:47:14 UTC 2007
ryan patterson wrote:
> On 3/28/07, *Brian D. Frost* <bfrost at brainboy.com
> <mailto:bfrost at brainboy.com>> wrote:
> I have lurked for a while and googled even longer but havent found a
> good windows frontend for windows. I have used winmyth and
> mythtvplayer but they arent quite the frontend that I am looking for
> (for my wife).
> Any thoughts on using mythdora or knoppmyth in a vmware appliance or
> using an opensource uPNP frontend (Mediaportal type thing)?
> Until I convert my wife to linux, any one have any personal
> experience with this? I am running .20...
> Just for fun I installed knoppmyth on a virtual machine. Playback of
> standard definition mpeg-2 recordings was unacceptably choppy. It maxed
> out both CPU's of my 3Ghz Pentium D. A fast core 2 duo/quad processor
> might give you enough power for smooth playback. But any HDTV playback
> would be impossible I think. The problem is the virtual machine can't
> use any hardware GPU acceleration.
> What frontend features are you missing? mythtvplayer and mythweb pretty
> much cover all the bases I think.
> Ryan Patterson
If you're looking for a 10ft front end there aren't any for windows
besides mediaportal and the proprietary ones. Problem is then you don't
get auto commericial skipping. I think a while back some people tried it
through cygwin, and there are a bunch of problems with compiling. I
tried once and didn't get very far. You're probably better off dual
booting. I just stuck in a dedicated box, which freed the PC up for
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