[mythtv-users] Netgear EVA9150 and MythTV
jasonfward at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 23:32:00 UTC 2010
On 24 June 2010 00:13, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 6/23/2010 18:37, Jason Ward wrote:
>> On 23 June 2010 23:14, Jason Ward<jasonfward at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 23 June 2010 23:00, Brian Wood<beww at beww.org> wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday, June 23, 2010 03:45:27 pm Jason Ward wrote:
>>>>> Have any very clever people ever tried to get MythTV working on the
>>>>> EVA9150 devices?
>>>> If you mean actually *run* MythTV on the device I'd say no chance at
>>> Yes, I did mean *run*, any reason why you say "no chance at all"? I'm
>>> pretty certain its base OS is Linux already, and its clearly capable
>>> of video playback including HD (so I'd hope playback performace should
>>> MythTV ever be able to run on the device would be great).
>> I can confirm indeed the Netgear EVA9150 runs Linux, the source code
>> can be downloaded here
> It all boils down to available power, and that device simply doesn't have
> it. It's probably running some sort of ARM with limited memory and an
> embedded video decoder. MythTV cannot use the video decoder, wants more
> memory than the device provides, and takes more power to run the UI than
> that has available.
Digging deeper http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/multimedia-voip/multimedia-voip-reviews/30802-netgear-eva9150-digital-entertainer-elite-reviewed
the EVA9150 does apear to be powered by Sigma device, the SMP8634
apparently http://www.sigmadesigns.com/products.php?id=59. From my
limited understanding (almost none) it says all the right words.
"The SMP8634 provides a highly-integrated solution for products
requiring high-definition MPEG-4.10 (H.264), SMPTE 421M (VC-1), WMV9,
MPEG-4.2, and MPEG-2 decoding."
However "MythTV cannot use the video decoder", so I guess the right
words in this case are not the right words and it only has "256 MB of
RAM" again apparently.
*sigh* oh well, I guess my introduction to Linux via hacked routers
(which have almost no cpu power and barely any ram at all) has left me
in the hope/view that anything that runs Linux can be made to run a
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