MythTV iTunes Compatible XML RSS Feed

Since I’m already transcoding the recordings to h.264, might as well make them easily accessible to my iPhone or Boxee Box or Miro. Since the filenames are more likely to be seen, might as well make them more human readable. The biggest advantage to this renaming a season of a recorded show for archiving usingContinue reading “MythTV iTunes Compatible XML RSS Feed”

MythTV Roku Commercial Skip Encode Script

Before I forget, here’s my MythTV UserJob1: /usr/local/bin/mythipodcom.sh %DIR% %FILE% This script runs on a MythTV recording to remove commercials and transcode to h.264 video that I’ve tested and will play on Android (Motorola Droid), iPhone (iPhone 4), Roku DVP (Original Roku Netflix Player), Boxee Box, and in Miro on Windows. The contents of /usr/local/bin/mythipodcom.sh

MythTV Roku Streaming XML List Generator

Once the files have been created, will need to create an XML file the brightscript program on the Roku DVP can parse to display show data. This bit of perl reads the stream directory, sorts by file creation date, picks out the .mp4 files, uses the MythTV bindings to pull out show data, smashes itContinue reading “MythTV Roku Streaming XML List Generator”

Video Encoding

I used to encode to mpeg4, which worked pretty well, but quality wasn’t the greatest. The files weren’t exactly tiny either. /usr/bin/nice -n 19 ffmpeg -i “${directory}/${file}.tmp” -acodec libfaac -ab ${abitrate} -ac 2 -s ${width}x${height} -vcodec mpeg4 -b ${vbitrate} -flags +aic+mv4 -trellis 1 -mbd 2 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -g 250 -maxrate 512k -bufsize 2MContinue reading “Video Encoding”

Mythtv Awesomeness

So, quite a bit has happened, inspired by mythtv podcast post. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1118209 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/iPodVideoEncoding Video podcast client Miro works really well http://www.getmiro.com/ TVersity is a upnp media server that will pull in content from an RSS feed, such as the one on my MythTV box… This enables playback on the Xbox 360 http://tversity.com/ Of course, thisContinue reading “Mythtv Awesomeness”

Roku Tricks

I’ve been playing with my roku netflix player (roku digital video player HD) http://www.roku.com/roku-products http://greggreno.com/rokuremote.html http://forums.rokulabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=19958 http://www.roku.com/developer http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1118209 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Hxu2vYn6U http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=33704 https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/ROKU_HD_Frontend http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=23520