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This will be a hub to gather all info around using MythTV on the Playstation 3.
 
This will be a hub to gather all info around using MythTV on the Playstation 3.
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=Current status=
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MythTV is running under YellowDogLinux with packages from atrpm.
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The problem: As others reported before: playback is choppy because XVideo is not available and MythTV falls back to XSHM for playback.
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The other way to get it working better would be to use Qt/Embedded and directFB to use MyhtTV directly from the conosle.
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=Information found on the web=
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For now I found the following interesting bits of information regarding MythTV on the ps3:
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==Framebuffer related==
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* First of all the wiki has dedicated page for using [[MythTV_in_Framebuffer|MythTV on the Framebuffer]]<br>Unfortunatly this is a little bit outdated (mentions MythTV 0.19) so we have to look in what way this is still up to date
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* Here is a Gentoo HOWTO for installing MyhtTV with framebuffer: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Setup_MythTV_in_Framebuffer<br>This is also outdated but is a good base to start
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* Here is a thread from small_frenchy who tries to get running MythTV on the framebuffer under Gentoo: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-3919197.html<br>Although this is not directly playstation 3 related it provides some current facts about MythTV on the framebuffer.
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* Here is a thread from the dev-mailiniglist concerning Qt/Embedded 3.3.8 with directFB 1.0.0rc4 and MythTV: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/256098?page=last<br>It has some useful information on getting the stuff compiled
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==General bits of information==
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* Here is a thread of someone reporting about having YellowDog Linux on the PS3: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/258573<br>Not very informative, but who knows what will be replied to that thread in the future...
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* Here is a task in the Myth-Trac which relates to a new branch (mythtv-vid) in MythTV which aims to work on the video-output of mythtv: http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/2287<br>The howto in this wiki mentions that this branch should be used when using MythTV in a framebuffer
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=Whats next?=
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First i will try to get Gentoo running on my Playstion 3. This will be the better base to compile and modify mythtv on my own. I will then try to get MythTV compiled with Qt/Embedded and directFB. I will report back when there is progress...

Revision as of 16:23, 27 March 2007

This will be a hub to gather all info around using MythTV on the Playstation 3.

Current status

MythTV is running under YellowDogLinux with packages from atrpm. The problem: As others reported before: playback is choppy because XVideo is not available and MythTV falls back to XSHM for playback.

The other way to get it working better would be to use Qt/Embedded and directFB to use MyhtTV directly from the conosle.

Information found on the web

For now I found the following interesting bits of information regarding MythTV on the ps3:

Framebuffer related

General bits of information

  • Here is a thread of someone reporting about having YellowDog Linux on the PS3: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/258573
    Not very informative, but who knows what will be replied to that thread in the future...
  • Here is a task in the Myth-Trac which relates to a new branch (mythtv-vid) in MythTV which aims to work on the video-output of mythtv: http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/2287
    The howto in this wiki mentions that this branch should be used when using MythTV in a framebuffer


Whats next?

First i will try to get Gentoo running on my Playstion 3. This will be the better base to compile and modify mythtv on my own. I will then try to get MythTV compiled with Qt/Embedded and directFB. I will report back when there is progress...