[mythtv-users] Transcoding in real time
admin at lctn.org
Thu Nov 18 14:38:56 UTC 2010
It works perfect on an IPod, but the host box needs to be Windows.
On 11/18/2010 08:37 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 05:15:22 pm Raymond Norton wrote:
>> Are you referring to mythexport? I am currently using it and it works
>> fine, but runs after the recording is finished, which can be several
>> hours, depending on what I record.
>> Ultimately, I am trying to duplicate what Orb does (orb.com) and
>> watch live TV on my IPod. The UPNP players wont play mpg files, so I
>> have to use my laptop with mythtv Frontend.
>> I almost have what I am looking for by using japelserver on my myth
>> box. It does a nice job of transcoding mpg files, so I can watch
>> them via Safari on my IPod. Unfortunately, you cannot fast forward
>> past commercials like with UPNP players, and if the connection
>> breaks, you have to start from the beginning of the file.
>> If myth trascoded to mp4, on the fly, I could use my IPod UPNP
>> player to access the file and have all the functionality I am
>> looking for.
> I'm looking at the Orb TV site, do you have any experience with their
> I don't see where Orb's system lets you watch live TV on an iPod, am I
> missing something? Maybe on an iPod Touch, connected via Wifi?
> I think they are expecting way too much from WiFi, it's generally poor
> with HD files, and horrible with multiple HD streams, and I don't see any
> RJ-45 ports for hardwire connections. OTOH they don't specifically say
> the system can handle HD, both NTSC and PAL are SD standards, but why
> use component for SD?
> They are specifying CPUs that are way faster than needed for SD, so
> maybe they are doing HD? They seem pretty lean on actual specifications.
> As for transcoding on the fly, have you tried MediaTomb? The UI is a bit
> confusing, but it works.
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