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