[mythtv-users] Watching recorded files on another computer?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun May 10 21:52:18 UTC 2009
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:01 AM, Misty P <mistyp at thekorn.net> wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
>> You could also try running MythTV Player (although not sure if it's
>> still stable for latest 0.21-fixes) which will connect directly to
>> your backend and play the files on your Windows box. There are details
>> of the player on the wiki.
> Kind of depends on your definition of stable. It can't seek (*AT ALL*)
> within recordings without crashing. Commercial skipping is mostly (90% of
> the time or better) completely broken.
> A better idea is to run mythfrontend in a virtual machine. If you have a
> fast enough CPU to hack it, it's quite nice!
> Pretty much the only thing that works right now in mythTV player is live TV,
> or playing an already-commercial-cut recording. Otherwise, kind of a waste
> of time (IMHO).
On windows you could try xbmc with or without the mythbox addon.
If its just an a occasional file copied to the playing machine xbmc
should work fine. If you want network attached playback then xbmc
should be fine. If you want a front end with scheduling etc then
mythbox addon could be considered.
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