Monday, April 23, 2007

Don't Blame the Link Theater

All the trouble with the Link Theater isn't the Link Theater's fault. It's actually MythTV's problem. MythTV's uPnP server is quite buggy in release 0.20. A guy on the forums was trying to get me to compile using the SVN (subversioning) system, but homie don't play that. I'll wait for release 0.21 to come out.

As for transcoding, MythTV can't as yet do lossless transcoding in HD (from MPEG-2 to MPEG-2) to remove commercials. In fact, if you transcode from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, the storage requirements are actually increased. So, for now, I must watch all of my HD programs recorded by MythTV in my bedroom, commercials and all. I can't even fast forward through the commercials. Ce la vie.