[mythtv-users] Revision numbers: trunk vs fixes
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 3 03:16:24 UTC 2009
On 02/02/2009 09:55 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> Anyway I'll try the xbox again the next time my son brings it round
> (assuming I can get anywhere near it or the tv). It wasn't working
> right on the 0.21 in an un-updated mythbuntu 8.04, but I have now
> updated to the weekly mythbuntu fixes version and I'll see whether
> that works.
Since someone (who will remain nameless) made me look it up, I'll post a
link for you. I /highly/ recommend you read through it, first.
Summary, you can /not/ play back any MythTV recordings without
transcoding***. The guy writing on that page was probably talking about
playback of MythVideo videos in an AVI container or something.
***Though I can't exactly what H.264 container MS is expecting based on
their lack of detail on that page, and though I can't test it myself
because I don't have an HD-PVR, I'm relatively certain that the XBox 360
UPnP can not even play HD-PVR recordings because it seems that the
minimum bitrate for an HD-PVR recording is greater than the
maximum-supported bitrate for H.264 on the XBox 360. (Then again, even
if the 360 could play some HD-PVR recordings, the HD-PVR isn't supported
And, it is possible that Microsoft has added support for some new
formats/new container formats since that post, but without some official
announcement of that, I'd guess you won't get it working--regardless of
what you put in Myth. However, I guarantee you'll never see NUV support
on it, and I'm pretty certain they won't add MPEG-2 support (as doing so
would require them to pay a hefty license fee for every single XBox 360
ever made or would require them to sell you/charge you for a license to
play back MPEG-2 via UPnP--TTBOMK, they've only so far payed for the
license for DVD playback support, which just happened to be considered
"stunningly bad" by most reviewers).
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