MythTV and Roku

by robert on January 12, 2014

In order for MythTV recordings to be played on the Roku, they must be transcoded to a playable x264 format.  Roku is particularly fussy about this format.  ear9mrn’s rokuencode.sh script will output a file with the typically ugly MythTV filenames that are (almost) playable on the Roku:MythTV, Open Source DVR

/usr/bin/HandBrakeCLI -i $1/$2 -o $newname -e x264 -b 1500 -E faac -B 256 -R 48 -w 720

The problem with ear9mrn’s HandBrakeCLI script is that the video framerate (more…)

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Oregon Child Support Program, Not Oregon Kids

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Remarkably, the Oregon Child Support Program’s website uses stock photography of children and families that are unlikely to be from Oregon.  While it does give the site a slick look and a fantastical, emotional appeal, the social engineering effect is removed when one realizes these photos are not Oregon families nor involved with Oregon’s child [...]

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Oregon Child Support, New Guidelines

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The Oregon Child Support program has new guidelines to provide “more clarity and ease of use for professionals and self-represented parties, fairer results and better support for Oregon’s families and children.”  The guidelines were composed by a group of child support professionals, lawyers, academics, and judges.  To this author’s knowledge, this committee was not open [...]

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