[mythtv-users] Playback on Vista laptop
myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Sep 4 01:25:33 UTC 2008
On Sep 3, 2008, at 4:34 PM, stuart wrote:
> Bobby Gill wrote:
>> As a linux user who uses the occasional XP, I was just typing a
>> on my dad's Vista laptop when a little popup dialog came up asking
>> me if
>> I wanted to open media sharing with Mythbox MythTV AV Media server. I
>> was a bit perplexed and went through a few motions to open the
>> access, then the Windows Media Player Library opens up and I saw in
>> Video section all recordings from my mythbox server. I tried
>> playing one
>> and it worked, but the reading is pretty slow, and I'm wondering if
>> already streaming or is it downloading the entire file to cache to
>> playback, or what the method is. If it's not already, how can I
>> have it
>> stream instead?
It is streaming. Just slowly for whatever reason.
> I saw this thread and had to follow up! I have a newly purchased HP
> Vista laptop and happened upon the Mythtv UPNP server similarly.
> However, in my experiance the Vista/HP Media Center (similar to the
> mentioned above??) only worked for NTSC recordings. It did not work
> ATSC recordings - no matter what the resolution. That is to say: It
> didn't work for ATSC 1080, it didn't work for ATSC 720 and it didn't
> even work for ATSC standard-definition (i.e. old TV shows (assume
> 512 or
It sounds like you don't have the proper codec installed in Windows
Media Player to play back those files.
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