[mythtv] IPTV solution project, anyone?

Jun Yu junyuu at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 18:50:11 UTC 2005

Sorry if it is OT.

Back a while ago there was a short discussion about adding iptv client
function to the front end. My problem back then was how can it be tested and
used with no outlet in US where I live.  A litter dig brings more questions
than answers but al comes down to a simple one: is there a standard as how
IPTV should be implemented?  I couldn't find any.  Even there is one, what
is the chance that SBC or Verizon will follow it? I would say next to none.
So here I will try again to bring it up: Let's start project to build a
complete IPTV solution with backend management node, streaming node, routing
node, and client (plug in for myth forntend). Most of the functionality can
be borrowed from other projects like videolan; multicast is supported by
Linux, what left are the management parts: content, schedule, user
management and client.

The usage? It can be  used as a way to share the recording and central
stored media files among different platforms, include handhold devices, a
small community where media file can be shared, a college campus TV station,
and so on if we have a window client ready which is there already if you
know videolan.

Why not steam on demand? Heavy load on the server means more money spend,
frustrating user when not being able to connect, less efficient use of
bandwidth, confusing with too many choices, and not trendy -J

Anyway, let's talk if you are interested or want your opinion being heard.

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