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  1. HD on old Macs

    Thanks for the hint with CorePlayer. This is really an astonishing piece of software. Seems far more performant than MPlayer, MPlayer Extended and VLC. The trailer mentioned by you earlier even plays smoothly on a MDD G4 @ 867MHz. Only QuickTime Player seems to come close. Give this one a try as well!
  2. HD on old Macs

    What you want would be some sort of a transcoder, that is able to receive the source material (DVB-T2 HD receiver), decodes the 1080p25 H.265 material (not possible by means of software decoding only, so you need some sort of hardware acceleration here), scales it to 720p, re-encodes it to MPEG-2 (with the help of hardware support, the last two mentioned steps are not too much of a demand for todays machines) and then sends it over the network to your destination machine. This is quite an impressing workflow, even more if it shall be done "without everyday care." If you find a tool (be it hardware or software or a combination thereof), that covers all of these demands, please let us know about the setup.
  3. HD on old Macs

    With exact the same video snippet and a 1.42GHz G4 CPU running 10.5.8, I get massive dropped frames (can be seen in Statistics window in Mplayer). Especially during the explosion part in the video, the CPU can not cope with the load. Audio gets out of sync with the video, which is as well indicated in the statistics. In this 30s snippet, the A/V offset increases to more than 5s on the machine (Mac Mini PPC 1.42 GHz). On a MDD dual-CPU machine, clocked at 867MHz, with Mac OSX 10.4.11, it gets even worse: The A/V delay increases to more than 8s. If you do not encounter this sort of performance shortages on your G4 machine: Congratulations! You have a well-tuned machine.
  4. Netstream 4sat power consumption

    Meanwhile I got a refurbished NetStream4Sat and hooked an Edimax SP-2101W between the Netstream4Sat and the socket. The Edimax plug can measure power consumption. It claims a consumption of 14.9W, when 4 different clients are connected (one each receiving Das Erste HD, 3sat HD, arte HD and RTL from Central European Astra satellite that is). With three or two connections, consumption does not change noticeable. With only one connection (3sat HD) left, consumption goes down slightly to 14.6W. Without a connection, consumption goes down to 6.4W. These values do not claim to reflect the whole truth: It can well be, that the consumption varies, when different channels are selected (polarisation, Hi/Lo). Maybe I should have waited longer after the closure of a connection to get different values. (Although I would insist that closure of connection four and three did not affect consumption. Only after closure of connection two, a slightly different value was measured) It can be that the Edimax SP-2101W does not measure exactly. But as a hint for the consumptions, it should be fair enough. I hope this helps...
  5. HD on old Macs

    German DVB-T2 HD is H.265-encoded. This is pretty demanding CPU-wise. Forget about it on a more than 10 year old PPC. No way this will work! DVB-S2: My experience is that with an Intel Core 2 duo 2.0 GHz, this was just working. With a 1.42 GHz single core G4 CPU, it will not work. Don't know anything about DVB-C, but I do not think that a G4 CPU can do H.264 in 720p at all, no matter what the means of reception is. Maybe you can decode an H.264 stream in 720p resolution on a PPC, but not in realtime. If your experience is a different one: Please tell us what software (Mplayer or MplayerX) in what version you are using. What OS, what file did you decode?
  6. Netstream 4sat power consumption

    Can't be true that Geniatech is not willing to share this data.
  7. Hi there, as a longtime user of EyeTV and various ElGato TV viewing devices, I encountered an issue that I already posted to ElGato and that I would like to indicate towards Geniatech as well: When I have more than one Mac in the network that offers its shared EyeTV library, all of these are listed by the user name. As the user of all these Macs is me, all are listed by the same name and I have no way to see which one is which. Therefore I'd request to replace the user name by the computer name or by the IP address of the Mac. If replacing is no option, adding the IP address might be an option, but this would require to use only the first name of the user and then the IP. Otherwise, the string would be too long I'd favour computer name plus IP address, like: "Schorschinjos iMac (" Adding the info with the help of a tooltip bubble, that only appears when the mouse pointer resides above the name of the shared library would be ok for me as well. Best regards, Schorschinjo
  8. Successor to netstream 4 sat?

    Thanks for the link! I did indeed not read the EyeTV threads as I am fairly happy with current version 3. Is this a sample run model and you are part of the field test or is the device final and already certified by European authorities? Does it get warm or even hot? I would use it unattended under the rooftop and need to have enough confidence in such a device. In case of a disaster, sueing a Shenzhen-based company would be somewhat more difficult than driving down to ElGato in Munich...
  9. Successor to netstream 4 sat?

    BTW: I found the product listed on for 200€. It was introduced 3rd of March to amazon, but it still listed as not yet released. A marketplace dealer lists it for 250€ and claims it could be delivered within a couple of days.
  10. Successor to netstream 4 sat?

    Sorry if I missed something, but where did you get it from? Your voice probably sounds Dutch, the label on the package indicates that Deutsche Post/DHL was involved in delivery, but I can not read the label, where it originated from... :-) I'd like to try it as well, so please tell if this is a beta delivery or if the product can be regularly ordered and delivered (and Geniatech once again fails to indicate availability on their webpage). Thanks in advance! Best wishes, Schorschinjo