[mythtv-users] Reference fanless frontend, frontend, backend, fe/be

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Jan 13 00:29:07 UTC 2011


On 1/12/2011 18:24, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Tyler T<tylernt at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> There's an ARM port of Mythtv.
>>> (master) backend only as far as I know;
>> The frontend also runs fine on ARM, I can watch HDTV at about 1fps
>> over VNC. ;) I imagine SDTV on an ARM machine with video hardware
>> works too, maybe even HD with a Broadcom CrystalHD chip or similar GPU
>> offload.
> I understood that mythtv has been seen working on the beagleboard (arm
> plus omap DSP).

No.  XBMC has been seen working on the beagleboard.  There was a GSoC 
project last year that added support for it.  MythTV does compile and 
run on the ARM, but cannot use any of their available hardware 
acceleration.  None of them will be anywhere near fast enough for 
decoding of any HD video.


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