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Apr 2, 2012, 7:25 PM
Post #7 of 8
After tweaking mythtv_tv_xml.php a bit (and disabling mythweb
authentication), I am now able to get several TV shows to show up in
mythroku. However, I am unable to play any of the videos, whether they be
mp4, or nuv. I checked the video codecs, and confirmed that the mp4 files
are mpeg-4 (see attached photo), so I'm not sure why they are not playing.
I telnet to $ROKU_DEV_TARGET 8080 but saw no player debugging info. Do you
have any suggestions or areas to check?
On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Kris B. <krisbee [at] krisbee> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012, at 02:51 PM, Robert Dege wrote:
> Well, I got MythRokuPlayer installed on my roku2 device. While the
> installation was fairly straightforward, I am now experiencing SQL errors
> when I try to load mythtv_tv_test.php. Yay ... more fun researching a
> solution =)
> Unfortunately, my backend is too old (Athlon64 3200+), so transcoding on
> the fly is not possible for me at this time. I also discovered that the
> FIOS channels I record through my HDHomerum Prime are encoded in MPEG-2. I
> was originally hoping that I could watch my recorded shows from the roku
> without having to transcode the shows. Since the roku2 only supports
> MPEG-4, that is now a pipe dream.
> A slightly different question; are there any media devices out there that
> can interact with the mythbackend and allow me to watch my HD shows on an
> SD TV without any transcoding involved?
> Don't give up! My backend is an Athlon64 2800+ - I record shows and
> transcode them often - I just don't do it during primetime (4pm-11pm) so I
> won't bog down the machine. Using the iphone preset on handbrake and the
> script, transcoding takes place at around 15fps, and looks pretty
> comparable on an SD tv. Some shows I hard cut the commercials with a
> modified script - this not only makes in convenient but it also makes the
> shows shorter, hence quicker to transcode. You have to wait a day to watch
> the shows, but that isn't a big deal... I usually have three to four shows
> daily that are appear on my roku setup. If you follow the instructions,
> you can have these as a user job and it is pretty plug and play.
> As or the SQL errors on the test file, one thing in my distro was that
> the time zone was not set in the php.ini which caused errors.
> Skip-Networking was also set on my.cnf (which makes external sql queries
> fail). Also, I didn't have the settings right on the mythroku config file,
> as well. Once I got all that squared away, I was rocking and rolling.
> Transcoding really isn't that bad, since I do it - also it is nice to
> delete from the roku, and think of all that space you will be saving - the
> computer is sitting doing nothing anyway, why not make it work!? Just make
> sure you only allow one job to occur at a time.
> Having said that - yeah, there are streamers that can access that content
> like the WD Live and the Patriot box - they can view any mpeg2 file - you
> just won't get real names and stuff in a screen; this is where the mythlink
> comes into play.
> However, I think if you keep at it, you might be pleasantly surprised
> with the roku/mythroku setup...
> Kris B.
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