[mythtv-users] Raspberry Pi suitability for MythFrontend
markhsa at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 21:22:13 UTC 2012
On Sunday, February 19, 2012, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > The big issue is playback. That puny little processor won't cut it for
> > much of anything, which leaves video decoding completely dependent on
> > the hardware decoder.
> According to the various docs on their website, the shipping
> product has (only) licensed MPEG4/H.264 decoding from
> Broadcom to place in the binary blob driver. Depending on
> your location (and capture card), a fair amount of "TV" is
> broadcast in MPEG2 format (which was not licensed). So,
> unless you are using a HD-PVR to get MPEG4 content, or
> live in an area where "TV" is broadcast in MPEG4, you would
> either have to transcode everything, or do real-time transcoding
> to be able to take advantage of the hardware decoding
> capability (I suppose, in an idealized world, one might
> be able to do glitchless software decoding of low bit-rate
> MPEG2 content). Of course, there is more than just
> "TV" content available, and some is in MPEG4.
> I, for one, look forward to the original petitioners code
> contributions for a working MythTV frontend to
> Raspberry Pi port.
> Personally, I expect to see the current Raspberry Pi
> to be used more as a (more limited) media player
> than a full function front-end. There a lots of places
> where that is an excellent solution.
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Interesting. So as I use an hrpvr
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