[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.
phil.linttell at rogers.com
Fri May 28 20:55:33 UTC 2010
> Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 10:31:56 -0500
> From: jedi<jedi at mishnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.
> To: Discussion about mythtv<mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>> > presumably similar for Windows). I'm running AirVideo Server for Mac
>> > OS X on an old 2GHz Core Duo iMac right now. Works well enough for all
>> > mpeg2 content and lower resolution h.264/mpeg4/etc., but real-time
>> > transcode unsurprisingly doesn't work particularly well for h.264 HD
>> > content. Thus far though, its mostly all just a neat trick for me to
> That's the kicker.
>> > be able to play stuff on my iPad and iPhone. I'm rarely in a position
>> > where I want to watch something and it doesn't make more sense to just
>> > watch it using mythfrontend on a machine hooked to a TV at home, or
> Yup. A sort of "MythTV anywhere" setup could be cool though. iDevices
> don't have much storage. So it's nice to be able to pull stuff from across
> the web. I already do this stuff that's in the MythTV photo gallery. I use
> modified versions of websites I already had setup for relatives.
On a 2-year old 3GHz dual-core Athlon 64, AirVideo under Linux is
peaking (intermittently) at about 60% CPU usage while transcoding a 720p
HD-PVR recording. That's while a commflag is going on, recording
another program using the HD-PVR, and while streaming to a remote myth
front-end. Not that much of a load for modern hardware, and far less
CPU time than if I were to statically transcode every recording into
I noticed in the AirVideo formums that jyavenard was all set to build a
competing product ;-) Presumably that's after he finishes his little
audio project. :-)
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