[mythtv-users] PS3 front-end with UPnP

David Durham, Jr. david.durham.jr at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 00:25:30 UTC 2008


On Jan 15, 2008 6:02 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> David Durham, Jr. wrote:
> >
> > It works.  I watched a video from a mythtv media server with a PS3
>
> What's the PS3 software version you're running?

Whatever the current version is.  I don't have it in front of me.


> > frontend (haven't tried mpeg2 recorded programs) .  It doesn't
> > recognize all codecs, vidx, for instance.  I haven't got to do much
>
> Yes. OTOH, if you're using Myth mostly for HD, that shouldn't be a
> problem (wait, no, even then some stations use an audio codec that's not
> supported, so you need to transcode the audio after recording the show -
> I forgot the details).

My understanding is that it will only play the SD mpeg2 stream, but it
does upscale them.


> > with it, but the big issue that I noticed was how long it took to
> > discover the mythtv media server.  The "search for media server"
> > didn't seem to work, it just took time and it eventually discovered
> > the server.
>
> So, how long does it take? Half an hour?

Don't know.


> It could be that the DLNA code in MythTV is a bit flaky. I've heard that
> the PS3 works fine with other DLNA servers, such as MediaTomb. But
> consider this just a rumor at this point.

No idea.


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