[mythtv-users] MythTV DirectFB PopCornHour

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Fri Oct 30 16:07:03 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 30 October 2009 07:43:31 Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM, belcampo <belcampo at zonnet.nl> wrote:
>>> Several other people asked if MythTV could be run from a PopCornHour-like
>>> device.
>>> The LinuxTerminalServerProject people do have a lot of knowledge how to
>>> run remote-applications and using local-devices.
>>> If these 3 could be put together we could probably have a PCH as
>>> MythTV-frontend, or am I only dreaming ?
>> It's supposed to be possible to play MythTV content from the PCH using
>> a modified mvpmc distribution.
>> See this:
>> http://www.mvpmc.org/~gettler/plugin.html
> Interesting. I used mvpmc on an old MediaMVP, worked well but of course it was 
> limited to SD.
> There are other "Networked Media Tanks" besides PCH, like the Myka. I have one 
> of those and since it runs a more or less standard Linux distro from a hard 
> drive (not from flash) it would seem to be a better candidate for hacking 
> into a frontend.
> I can play Myth content by using the NFS client in Myka, it's set up to auto 
> discover any nfs or samba shares on your network.
> Of course a full frontend would be nicer,
by remote-framebuffer, would be niced I think, simpler development.
  a complete HD Myth frontend with
> hardware video decoding for $200 would be very nice indeed.
> I guess I'll get the Myka SDK and see what I can do, if I get some spare time.
>> Further development on this seems to have stalled about a year ago.

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