[mythtv] Idea

Kevin Elliott kevin at phunc.com
Thu Aug 14 16:54:34 EDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 02:06:02PM -0400, Jason Schloer wrote:
> So, I'm thinking of doing some work on Myth but wanted to check and see
> if it's something that others would want at all(especially Isaac),
> before I go devoting too much time to it. That said, I was thinking of
> extending the plugin architecture to support an interface for TV
> overlay. My main reason for doing this is Home automation, but I imagine
> there would be other uses as well. I'd like to be able to open a plugin
> menu which lists all plugins which implement mythplugin_overlay, or
> something like that. Existing plugins could support it, for example,
> mythmusic could allow CD ripping while watching TV, or myth weather
> could be turned on to show the weather somewhere on screen. A Stock
> plugin could be added to display a stock ticker if a user wanted. For me
> I'd like to be able to turn off the lights without dropping out of
> watching my current show to the main menu, or heaven forbid get off my
> lazy arse and turn them off manually. 
> Anyway, forgive me if this has been discussed before and rejected or
> seems like a crummy idea. I mostly wanted to see if work in this
> direction would potentially be accepted into the project, or if it would
> violate some original premise of its design. Look forward to hearing
> everyone's input. Later,
> Jason Schloer

That sounds great! I'm into home automation too, and unfortunately
there's nothing for Myth yet. The ability to access other modules
from each other would be invaluable.


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