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#1 bonevichio

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:42 PM

I finally will have a way to make a cheap mythtv frontend system that is capable of playing back hd.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:24 PM

Let us know how this works out. I haven't really been following the PS3, but I remember seeing it will support linux. So it should be trivial to setup a frontend. I have seen in another post that someone installed fedora, so from there you are basically done.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 06:57 PM

I don't know much about linux. Been wanting to get into it for a while now =).
was using stumble plug in for firefox and found this "Step-by-step guide to building a MythTV System on Fedora Core 6 w/ATrpms"
which is the same linux u use for ps3 the only diff will be hardware so hope that helps some1 out there as it would be cool to see xbmc/ linux style!

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:16 PM

as long as the mythtv has a ppc frontend no problem.

#5 bonevichio

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:33 AM

it's going to run like crap since linux is crippled on ps3...sux

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:06 PM

it should work shouldnt be too bad use a all in wonder usb tv capture & a external usb 250-400gig for storage. just need someone to write the code for fedora which shouldnt be too outragious just a few people with the hardware & resources should be able to do it

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 04:54 PM

I just spent the weekend setting up MythTV on my ps3 in Gentoo Linux. So far, it's working quite well. It will only run in framebuffer however. I haven't emerged lirc yet, because I don't have a remote; just using the keyboard. Anyway, using samba, I was able to setup my network shares from my Debian server, and added the paths to all my xvid movies and music to the MythTV frontend. I set MythTV to use mplayer as the default, and it plays all my xvids just fine. I had to tweak the mplayer settings to get the best performance I could, and streaming the videos over my network is *slightly* choppy, but quite good. I guess this is due to the fact that we don't have access to the ps3 GPU yet. I'm still playing with settings, but all in all, it runs very well.
I decided to install fluxbox instead of KDE or Gnome, because of how lightweight it is. Still, when streaming videos over the network, mplayer and X use about 70% of the CPU.
I have everything setup so that once Gentoo boots, it logs in to fluxbox, and the MythTV frontend is automatically started.





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