UPnP Client Info

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MythTV can act as a UPnP server, allowing compatibility with many media client devices. This page is intended to provide detailed information on the various UPnP clients available and how they work with MythTV.

UPnP client attributes

Any information about UPnP clients is helpful. Some common questions are listed below:

Hardware Support

Characteristic Example Values
Standard Def Yes, No
High Def Yes, No
Digital Audio Yes, No
Composite Out Yes, No
S-Video Yes, No
Component Yes, No
VGA Yes, No
HDMI Yes, No
Wired Ethernet Speed N/A, a, b, g, n
Wireless Ethernet Speed N/A, 10, 100, 1000

Video Playback Features

Characteristic Example Values
Video Playback Quality Comments on whether playback is smooth, any stuttering, audio in sync
FF/RW Support Yes, No
FF/RW at Differing Speeds Yes, No, 2x, 4x, 8x
30 Second Skip Yes, No
Bookmarking Yes, No


Characteristic Example Values
Support MythTV MPEG2 Recordings SD, HD, None
Support MythTV NUV Recordings SD, HD, None
Support MythTV DivX/Xvid Videos Yes, No
Support H.264 Video SD, HD, None
Support MythTV Music (since 0.21+) Yes, No
Support MythTV Photo Galleries (since 0.21+) Yes, No

MythTV Interaction

Characteristic Example Values
Customizable Menus (and in what way) No, Yes the colours can be changed!
Menu Responsiveness Sluggish, Instantaneous, With 100+ recordings the menu took 3 days to show, etc.
Menu Hierarchy Comments on ability to present data in different orders, recording groups etc

Non-MythTV Features

Characteristic Example Values
Support DVD/VOB streaming Yes, No
iPhoto/Photoshop Album Support No, Yes both, Only iPhoto, etc.
iTunes/Windows Media Support No, Yes both, Only iTunes, etc.

Screenshots/Screencasts of Client Working with MythTV

Main Menu <Pic of main menu>
OSD <Pic of OSD>
Others <Pics of Others>

UPnP Device Reports

Links to other Info