[mythtv-users] Mythtv on PS3
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jun 13 14:05:06 UTC 2008
On 06/13/2008 12:52 AM, Wade Maxfield wrote:
> Bill Williamson wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 06/12/2008 10:09 PM, Anthony Giggins wrote:
>>>> Hows the UPNP capabilities of the Xbox360 from Myth?
>>> AIUI, the XBox 360 won't play MPEG video via UPnP (only from DVD's, it
>>> seems). So, you'd have to transcode all your recordings to the
>>> Microsoft-blessed format (WMV) for the 360 to be of any use as a UPnP
>>> client. If you happen to have MythVideo videos in the right format, you
>>> can play them via UPnP on the 360 (but what's the point, really, if you
>>> can't get to recorded TV?).
>> This is incorrect. As of fall 2007 update the xbox 360 can play
>> mpeg2/4 AVIs.
Oh, it's AVI, not WMV.
>> The mythtv upnp server, however, does not work with the
>> 360. You can, however, use a cron job with mythlink and expose them
>> via UPnP with either windows media player (mount myth dir as shared
>> drive) or natively via ushare.
> This is not quite correct.
> The 360 on our network works with the mythtv upnp server that came out
> of the box with MythDora 5. The 360 can see/play all the .avi files, to
> my chagrin, that I had hidden with the parental controls. It can also
> see the normal TV recordings but not play them.
Yep. I see the same with my recordings. UPnP works fine, but won't
play the recordings. Only way for the 360 to play them is to transcode
(or, more precisely, recode them).
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