[mythtv] Example of overlay for live TV

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Sep 16 23:47:49 UTC 2005

Devan Lippman wrote:

> Could someone point me to a code example for creating an overlay for 
> mythtv that would allow me to create a scroller at the top of the 
> screen?  I'm trying to make something that would allow me to watch 
> games while reviewing my fantasy leagues.  Basically I was planning a 
> background thread that updates a fantasy league table (football for 
> now) and then some mechanism for displaying it to the screen.   Any 
> advice is appreciated. 
mythtvosd --help

specifically, with the "--template=scroller --scroll_text='Whatever you 
want to say.'" options.  Note, also, "--template=alert 
--alert_text='whatever'" can be a useful display, too.


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