[mythtv-users] WDTV-live as a MythTV client?

Roger Heflin rogerheflin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 02:01:11 UTC 2009


D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> The WDTV-Live would seem to be a very nice form-factor for a MythTV 
> client (or even front-end):
>   http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=735
> 
> - it is inexecpensive (I paid C$130)
> 
> - its firmware is Linux (+ proprietary stuff)
> 
> - 256M of RAM
> 
> - it has ethernet, USB host, composite, component, or HDMI out
> 
> - a remote control
> 
> - low power
> 
> Out of the box, it sees my MythTV box as a media server.  I can even
> select a recording to play.  But it fails with the message:
> 
> 	Unable to play the selected file.  Please refer to
> 	the user manual for a list of supported file
> 	formats
> 
> 	[OK]
> 
> I also tried using Samba (once) and it didn't seem to work any better.
> 
> Has anyone else played with this?
> 
> 
> My recordings are made by myth, using SD Hauppauge MPEG2 encoding
> cards, without transcoding.
> 
> The manual, on page 158 lists supported formats.  Here's a bad ASCII
> rendering.  I would ahve guessed that MPEG2 should have worked.

I just got one.   My files are HD transcode down to what should be 
similar to SD Hauppage mpeg2 output, and don't work either via the 
Media Server.

Copying them onto a usb harddisk the same files appear to work.

I am still using 0.21, anyone know of 0.22 might be any better?


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