[mythtv-users] Raspberry Pi suitability for MythFrontend
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 21:23:52 UTC 2012
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Mark Hutchinson <markhsa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sunday, February 19, 2012, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 19:18, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>
>> > 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.
> Interesting. So as I use an hrpvr
yes but you also need a player with openMAX support.
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