[clug] Small device fir mythtv frontent.

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 17:44:20 MST 2015

On 2 March 2015 at 10:23, Paul Warren <pwarren at pwarren.id.au> wrote:
> I've just put a PC on the TV, with a wireless keyboard/trackpad combo,
> and used NFS mounts to the storage server.

That'll work.

> 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
> Johnny Depp).

+1. I want a simple list of files, not some zillion deep folder
structure of "last, most popular, artist, blah, blah".

> 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'm a fan of a clunky slow interface, it reduces the kids watching habits.

> I did try a similar setup with my RaspberryPi, but it was a bit slow
> and clunky, and the codec support wasn't great.

Ok, scratch that idea then. Pi will instead by used as a BrickPi
shortly for the kids mindstorms stuff. I managed to convince them that
this was a much better idea than upgrading their NXT to EV3 stuff.

Not sure if the devs have completed the Snap bindings yet though which
may be an issue given that the kids are used to the labview drag and
drop thing of Mindstorms. Snap was an easy step for them to get their
heads around. The jump to python should then be reasonably easy.


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