[kwlug-disc] BD net-capable players?

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 14:33:05 EST 2009


There was another thread roaming around these parts regarding the building
of a new frontend for HD playback...

I'll be building a new Myth Frontend before Christmas.  (Hopefully next
week)  It will include a Zotac MB with a Dual core Atom @ 1.6Ghz, but I
won't be using Minimyth.  For now it'll all run off of a CF card with a SATA
to CF adapter.  After I get this built, I'll look into Minimyth.  I actually
didn't know about that distro until I read this thread, so thanks! :)


On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) <
aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote:

> On November 26, 2009 01:39:06 pm Adam Glauser wrote:
> > My main concern with any sort of black-box media centre would be codec
> > and file format support.  One of the neat things that XBMC does is read
> > ISO disc image files directly.  If I have some DVDs that I want to put
> > on a NAS instead of loading the disc each time, I don't have to fool
> > around with removing the menus and all that business, just dd the whole
> > thing to a .iso file.  I would be surprised if the players you saw do
> that.
>
> It's funny, my biggest concern with black-box frontend is commercial skip
> and
> mythtv compatibility.
>
> So far none of them are up to task. I bought a little MG-800HD from Canada
> Computers for $300. It's a very nice little unit and works with Myth much
> better than my brother's Popcorn Hour did, but in the end it was sub-par.
> Myth
> has titles and subtitles for recordings, but it only displayed titles.  So,
> for example, you'd see 5 "CBC News Now" but no date, no subtitle or byline.
> Totally useless.
>
> Superb video though... full 1080p, a nice little form factor... but
> difficult
> menuing and the standard "you will watch media how WE decide you will"
> mentality.  It went back the next day.
>
> Minimyth on a little Atom+ION system sounds like it's gonna be the bee's
> knees
> for me.
>
> -A.
>
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