J.Pilk at tesco
May 1, 2012, 1:08 PM
Post #7 of 7
On 01/05/12 19:15, John Pilkington wrote:
> I think it's time for a brief summary of my findings with UPnP, my new
> Panasonic Series E5 TV, and MythTV 0.24-fixes and 0.25-fixes.
> First: when it works it works well. I'm using wired ethernet behind a
> router. Playback is excellent and I haven't seen anything on recorded
> broadcast material (SD DVB-T and HD DVB-T2) that looks as if there might
> be any attempt to limit video performance. In comparison with
> Mythfrontend, navigation through large libraries of content is fairly
> basic. During playback ff/fb is available from the remote; I don't
> suppose that variable speed is,though.
> Now the problems, 0.25 first.
> Recordings are in MPEG-TS format, and play. If you transcode somehow to
> MPEG-PS format (eg lossless Mythtranscode), as I usually do, the
> recording doesn't play.
> Videos: both MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS play. A short .mp4 clip from 2DF that
> Stefan Brackertz uploaded here a few weeks ago also plays. A MythVideo
> scan of a previously empty Video Group lists everything twice, with
> minor differences, and further scans add more copies.
> Recordings play, both MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS. For Videos I see only a
> VideoRoot folder with one unplayable 'Mythburn' item; I tried dropping
> another video file into the only folder I could find that already had a
> video of that name, and it didn't show. Google suggests this is an old
> problem and 0.25 uses a different scanning mechanism. I think my Video
> folders and VideoGroups are properly set up.
> Since I expect to move over to 0.25 sooner or later the biggest problem
> for me is the failure to play transcoded recordings presented as
> recordings. The fact that this can be done in 0.24 suggests that the
> problem isn't in the TV.
> I'm delighted with what I've seen so far - but it would be nice to get
> that difficulty sorted out. And oh, yes: I have a large collection of
> MythArchive DVDs that play fine from a standalone player; any prospect
> of playing them (variable speed) through the internal player and UPnP? :-)
> John P
I just tried using the mythlink script to create links from
'Recordings' to 'Videos.' They didn't appear immediately via UPnP but
now they're all playable. Hope they don't have hidden dangers!
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