[mythtv-users] wanted a low bandwidth stream from myth

Rossco rossco at whyza.net
Sat Nov 3 06:28:52 UTC 2007


Are the recordings from dvd or analogue ?

The reason I ask it I tried to do all this on dvb recordings using vlc
server, but vlc server wont play ball with dvb mythtv recordings as no
audio is streamed...only video.

>From what I could track down, mythtv does not store the dvb mgp files in
the 'right' format, and as such vlc server has issues, as shown by the
following file output which is not recognised as dvb TS

file /var/lib/mythtv/1009_20071017193000.mpg
/var/lib/mythtv/1009_20071017193000.mpg: TeX font metric data
()

so this stopped streaming for my via any solution, as most solutions use
vlc server.

vlc client works fine.
analogue should also be ok with vlc server but I haven't tried it
myself.

thought this may save you some time.
wold be great to hear back that you got dvb mpg mythtv files working ok
with vlc server, if you can.

On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 09:17 +0900, W.Kenworthy wrote:

> We have an event here in Oz that "stops the nation" - Melbourne Cup.
> Unfortunately, I will be at work in a building where there is no way to
> get a television signal (cut into a hillside with ground & concrete
> between us and the transmitter :(
> 
> I want to try and see if I can use myth through my home adsl connection
> to stream a relatively low bandwidth signal via the network.  I can
> already access the mythbox via an openvpn connection through the
> firewall, and can use mythfrontend and mythtv ok.  But most SD programs
> have too much bandwidth to successfully upload through the adsl (which
> runs at about 768kbs up, 6mbs down)
> 
> How can I go about live transcoding down to a lower resolution, and then
> streaming from myth?  Is it even possible?
> 
> BillK
> 
> 
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