[mythtv-users] Running XBMC on an Xbox as a MythTV frontend
vitani-mythtv at tfxsoft.com
Tue Jan 19 09:50:22 UTC 2010
2010/1/18 Robert Johnston <anaerin at gmail.com>
> On 18/01/2010 7:55 AM, Matt Emmott wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 7:04 AM, Christian<CvB at kruemel.org> wrote:
>>> Is an Xbox a viable frontend for watching Live TV?
>>> I'm using XBMC (on Linux, not an X-Box) also to watch live tv. You need
>>> figure out for yourself if this is "viable" for you, but at least it's
>> The original Xbox is a 733MHZ P3 with (I think) 64MB RAM. Granted, it
>> has one sole purpose so it's speedier than a comparable PC, but
>> regardless, it's too slow for anything other than standard def
>> content. If you want HD you'll need to run XBMC on something beefier -
>> The AppleTV with the new Broadcom mini PCIe chip allegedly can handle
>> HD but I haven't tried it yet.
>> If you want to use XBMC as your Myth frontend do a search for the
>> native mythtv:// support. It works great on my Windows box for both
>> live TV and recordings, although I'm not sure if commercial skipping
>> or scheduling recordings is supported.
> I'm using XBMC on an original XBox now, myself, as a frontend to MythTV,
> and it works fine for SD tv. HD causes it to choke, however, unsurprisingly.
Luckily(?) I don't record anything in HD so SD is fine for my current
situation. If you can, would you mind finding out which version of XBMC and
MythTV you are running Robert as I tried the myth:// protocol last night and
while it showed up all of my channels, when I tried to "play" one it errored
(something about too many consecutive failures, or something, can't remember
off the top-of-my-head). I'm pretty sure I need to update my version of
XBMC, but I am running MythTV 0.22-fixes
Glad to see someone has gotten it to work though! There is hope :o)
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