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Need help to set up ipod to stream live tv from mythtv or other media server

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My goal is to watch live TV  from my mythtv box on my IPod.

My second goal is to play recordings that are in progress.

If I were to compare what I want with an existing product, I would say I am trying to duplicate how Orb works (orb.com). I do not want to run a windows box for my media server, or I would just go with orb.

I have installed mediatomb on the mythtv box and used UPNP clients on my IPod to play the media, which does work to a certain extent, but I have to transcode the original .mpg files to mp4 for the IPod to play it.

This does work, but it takes a long time to transcode the files and it does not allow me to watch live TV , because the IPod cannot play the mpg files that are created when mythv records a program. Orb transcodes on the fly, which seems like what I need in order to get this to work.

I attempted to get this to work via mediatomb, which did not work out. No one has answered my post on their forum, so not sure if I am trying to do something that should work and I have misconfigured, or if what I am trying to do is unsupported. Mythtv has some wiki stuff on it, but most of what I am finding involves scripting that I am not sure work in the release of Mythbuntu 10.04 I am using.

Have tried mvpmc on my IPod, but cannot get that to work either, maybe for lack of understanding.





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