[mythtv] Generic Window Support (PiP) + HDTV

%Sriskanthan Nadarajah ESRIS at ntu.edu.sg
Fri Sep 30 22:11:47 UTC 2005

Hi Paul 
Last month WINUX-iT has released a P-i-P window version of the USB2.0 based Digital TV box for PC. This technology allows multiwindow dynamically as well as HDTV. To achieve HDTV one need to use a 3G processor. The approach taken is to the the row stream into the PC and process it locally. The P-i-P is very dynamic. Current version is only supports DVB-T.
You may visit  http://WWW.WINUX-it.COM
email: marketing at winux-it.com



From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Daniel Kristjansson
Sent: Sat 10/1/2005 5:08 AM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Generic Window Support (PiP)

On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 14:32 +0100, Paul wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm interested in the Picture in Picture stuff in mythtv and have been
> digging through the code a little. It seems that the existing PiP stuff
> is closely coupled to the LiveTv video playing. However, I'd be
> interested in seeing more generic PiP support - in fact, closer to a
> media implementation of GNU screen.
>   - Multiple windows can be supported at any time
>   - Each window can be placed in one of the four corners or not on
> screen at all
>   - Each window can support any content - music, playback, livetv, dvd,
> games, etc
>   - Able to mix the audio sources for each window
> I know these are big changes but I was interested in having an
> understanding of how big. As I said, it looks like the PiP
> implementation is tied to NuppelVideoPlayer right now.

You might want to look in the libmythui directory.

It is a new drawing layer we intend to move to after the 0.19 release.

It will make features like the one you describe easier to implement.

Brandon Beattie is also interested in implementing something like this
so you may want to talk to him as well.

-- Daniel

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