[mythtv-users] mythtv with dlna devices like tv-sets
oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 13:53:52 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 5:21 AM, Corne Beerse <cbeerse at gmail.com> wrote:
> As a long time mythtv user (however a fresh maillist member) I was happy to
> see my new TV set has a network connection and a dlna label. As I found out,
> dlna has something to do with upnp what mythtv supplies. Hence I hooked up
> my TV set and was happy to see the mythtv machine on the network, so far so
> good. Just out of the box, it even went as far as showing recordings, that
> is, as a directory listing or such. Even the pictures I had inserted into
> the foto viewer in mythtv, show on tv.
> Unfortunatly, there is no watching the recordings, the TV set came with the
> error 'File Not Supported'. As far as I'm now, I think of reasons for this:
> The recording is published with a bad name and/or extention.
> The recording is effectively in a bad format.
> My recordings come from a pinacle pvr 500 analogue tv capture card that
> makes it mpeg2. I have dumped some recordings raw from the mythtv
> directories to an usb device. This was not accepted byt the tv-set either.
> However, after changing the extention to 'mpg', the recording sowed.
> Hence my question: Can I change the extention of the recording to 'mpg'
> using mythtv in such a way that mythtv also publishes this name on the
You will have to do two things:
Find out what format your TV is expecting to have streamed to it.
Usually mpeg2-ts or (unfortunately) divx/xvid, and then transcode the
videos to that format before you try to play them.
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