zarthan at gmail
May 10, 2012, 7:16 AM
Post #4 of 4
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 7:02 AM, Dave Brown <davebrown099 [at] gmail> wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond [at] wagnerrp>wrote:
>> On 5/10/2012 06:33, Dave Brown wrote:
>>> I read on the mythtv wiki that some upnp devices have problems watching
>>> in progress recordings from mythtv. I think playback needs to be
>>> restarted often.
>>> I was going to purchase a wdtv live some time ago but when for a
>>> frontend however, I could do with just getting a cheap upnp client for
>>> another room.
>> MythTV streams content as a single file, and consequently, must give the
>> player a file size. Once the player reaches the end of that size, playback
>> will stop, and most, if not all, UPnP players will dump you back to their
>> menu. This behavior will persist until MythTV switches to a playlist
>> method, where it gives the UPnP player an unbounded sequence of chunks it
>> can access, in very similar fashion to how the new HLS code operates.
I don't know whether the Myth UPNP server uses the file size as reported by
Myth rather than the size as reported by the file system but if that is an
issue, you can always use a separate DLNA server. I use MiniDLNA and have
no issues streaming to several DLNA client devices.