[mythtv] Generic interface for getting video in to mythbackend
gorgonous at web-ster.com
Mon May 2 22:26:51 UTC 2005
I originally sent a message to the mythtv-users list asking if any sort
of generic interface for getting video data in to mythbackend existed
and didn't receive a response, so I believe that posting here would be
the next logical step.
I have a Perl script that I wrote to 'tune' IPTV video streams and do
something with the data that I would like to have interface with Myth.
Simplistically, in IPTV land a TV channel = a multicast group, and to
watch the channel all it involves is joining that group and listening to
the data. However, my abilities with C++ don't go much farther beyond
Hello World, so I don't believe I'd be able to tackle adding multicast
as a tuner option in Myth.
In my mind the ideal option would be a custom/dummy tuner in Myth that
would execute a command and listen to its STDOUT for the video data. The
script could listen on STDIN for simple commands from Myth such as
channel change, clean up and exit, etc. This would not only be
advantageous for me, but for anybody else whose skills in C++ are
lacking, or even somebody who wants to rapidly prototype a new type of
tuner that they would eventually like to roll in to Myth.
Does anything remotely similar to this exist today and I've just missed
it? Or can anybody think of a way this could be added with my mere
mortal skills? ;-) (Or better yet, anybody feel like this would be a
good enough of an idea to possibly tackle it?)
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