[mythtv] Thoughts on encoder farms / distributed capturing and viewing

rob mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 03 Nov 2002 14:56:40 -0600

How about something simple, like a mythbackend and a mythfrontend?  The 
backend will take care of the recording from the video capture card, 
encoding, etc.  The frontend does the GUI, decoding, etc.  The frontend 
machine can even be a thin client, since the files, etc will be stored 
on the backend machine.  I haven't looked at the code yet, but I can't 
imagine that it would that difficult, since I think everything is in 
different threads anyway.  Create some simple TCP server on the backend 
that will send the recorded data when requested and the frontend can 
have a little buffer to handle network hiccups...  If I find the time 
this week, I might play with this.

(I have a personal motivation for this, since I have two machines that 
cannot handle 640x480 record and playback simultaneously with mpeg4. 
 Both are capable of one function full-resolution, but I would want both 
functions at that resolution at the same time.)

Robert Kulagowski wrote:

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>Isaac, do you have thoughts on how you're going to proceed?  I've
>been thinking of "nice to have" features.  Stream of thought stuff
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