[mythtv-users] MythTV on Android
nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 21:01:44 UTC 2012
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:52 AM, Thomas Mashos <thomas at mashos.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Daniel Frey <dmfrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Programs are streamed on demand from the backend, so I am not sure
>>> how you would be able to use the app to watch programs offline. I would
>>> recommend MythExport which allows you to transcode the recordings down to a
>>> smaller format and can be access via rss and a podcatcher to get the
>>> programs locally on your phone/tablet.
>> It would be more convenient to be able to select a program to download
>> for later viewing from within MythTV for Android than it currently is
>> to use MythExport.
>> MythExport is a two step process. First you queue a program to be
>> exported, then some time later (possibly hours) it appears in your
>> podcast list at which point you have to go and download it. A MythTV
>> Android client that could download a compatible version in one step
>> would be a huge usability win even if this download took a long time.
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> It would still be a multi-hour process (in which the android client
> would need to keep a connection to the backend for the entire time).
> The time it takes isn't frontend dependent, it's the amount of time
> the backend takes to transcode your video into something that your
> frontend can play. If you don't transcode it at all, it might make
> things a little easier, but you'll suffer needing large disk space on
> the device for storage.
And (at least in many countries) will be in mpeg2, which most android
devices are not optimised for.
> Thomas Mashos
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