[clug] Small device fir mythtv frontent.
pwarren at pwarren.id.au
Sun Mar 1 17:23:27 MST 2015
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I've just put a PC on the TV, with a wireless keyboard/trackpad combo,
and used NFS mounts to the storage server.
Easy intuitive interface of a file browser, and mplayer set up to play
things on a double-click.
Simple, and easy enough to find videos. You don't get all the
metadata searching though (I.E find me all movies I have starting
And I have firefox for Youtube/iView etc.
Having an actual PC has been so much a better experience for the
household in comparison to the various apps on the smart tv, or an
apple TV thingo, or the WDTV. They're all a bit low powered and
designed for a compromised user interface (the remote!)
I did try a similar setup with my RaspberryPi, but it was a bit slow
and clunky, and the codec support wasn't great. There's probably
something about now that'll do the job and be a bit more appliance
like, THe half tower PC next to the audio gear is a bit conspicuous!
On 02/03/15 10:55, Andrew Janke wrote:
> On 2 March 2015 at 09:33, Miller-Kelly, Cody <cody at themiller.co>
>> Plex Home Theatre
> On this note, what do others use here? Specifically for streaming
> files from linux to a smart TV. In my case I have a Sony Bravia
> and was a big fan of ps3mediaserver, but the project seems dead and
> it's no longer in official repositories since about Ubuntu 13.10.
> I tried plex but it just didn't float the boat, laggy, picky about
> media formats, seemed to be a resource hog.
> I note the Universal Media Server that has forked from
> ps3mediaserver but it too seems buggy, also tried a barebones
> integrated streaming thing but forget its name. Currently I've
> given up, anyone got pointers into where I should invest/waste time
> getting this to work again?
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