[mythtv] security camera??

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 4 Dec 2002 17:41:27 -0500

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 05:16:02PM -0500, Mark Musone wrote:

> anyways, it's an ability to issue remote (as in from an external source)
> commands to mythtv. 
> For example, my phone rings, I want voicemail server to "send a message"
> to mythtv
> pausing what's playing for 5 seconds, and displaying onscreen the phone
> number that called and the caller ID text.
> so it'd connect to some socket or whatnot that mythtv is listening to
> and say something like:
> [...]
> Theres sooo much more that this could be good for...popping up email via
> overlay,
> showing status, alerts..etc...and because of the simplistic nature of
> most of these messages, it makes
> sense to have a generic service versus making a whole module for each of
> these things..

Yes, this would be a much more reasonable feature to implement.  My guess is
that it will be easier once the distributed player/encoder stuff goes in,
since there will already be a need for a MythTV IPC facility.

 - mdz