[mythtv] MythScores / MythOverlay??

Jay Christner mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 1 Dec 2002 23:37:17 -0500 (EST)

I think this would be very cool.  You could do configurable sports, 
weather, stocks, etc.  It shouldn't be very hard to do I wouldn't think.  
I'm not sure some of the sites would appreciate being used that way (you 
wouldn't be looking/clicking on banner ads), but there's probably some 
sort of feed you could get without too much trouble.  There are lots of 
ticker projects on freshmeat which could probably get you some ideas as to 
what sources are available, and what kinds of data you could provide via  
a generic/modular ticker interface.

MythTicker.  cool.


On Sun, 1 Dec 2002, Nathan Ziarek wrote:

> Every time I watch sports scores I think it would be great if FOX would
> keep the scores scrolling across the top...I've also thought that it
> would be even better to be able to bring them up myself, whenever I
> want.
> ESPN has generated a page of all the sports scores for any given sport
> (http://sports.espn.go.com/SPORT/scoreboard - replace SPORT with nfl,
> mlb, nba, etc...) I looked through the source, and it doesn't look too
> tough to parse...the question is: would any one want a feature where you
> could press a button on your remote and have a box (like the OSD) appear
> on the screen that would let you scroll through the scores and/or scroll
> through automatically?
> What about automatic weather lookup?
> I really only know how to code with Visual Basic - sure that isn't going
> to work. I've got time to learn, though, so what language should I focus
> on?
> Thanks,
> Nate
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Jay Christner