[mythtv] ANN - Release of MythTV Web Virtual Remote.

Steven Ellis steven at openmedia.co.nz
Tue Dec 12 20:43:19 UTC 2006

On Wed, December 13, 2006 8:00 am, Stanley Merkx wrote:
>> The primary aim for this was to assist customers with disabilities or
>> access issues that would prevent them from using a conventional remote
>> control to use their MythTV units. We have worked very closely with a
>> customer who has Cerebral Palsy to come up with a layout that was both
>> simple and obvious.
>> As part of OpenMedia's commitment to the Open Source community all of
>> this
>> development is being released back to the MythTV team under
>> standard Open Source Licenses. The initial release is now available
>> on-line, and you can find more details at
>>      http://www.mythtv.co.nz/mythtv/?p=29
>> I'd really like some assistance with the IE support, and some alternate
>> layouts for devices like PDAs and mobile phones. I'd also be willing to
>> see this become part of the standard MythWeb code base.
> Hi Steve,
> Looks good, but as far as PDAs/mobile phones go: my experience is that the
> default browser(s), or at least pocketIE on WM5.0 based devices, is/are
> way too slow to work comfortably.
> For my own use I have written a small .NET app for my Qtek9100 that uses
> bluetooth to open a serial port connection to a small utility called
> 'blueproxy'. This runs on my MythTV box and proxies all I/O to a
> configurable IP-address/port. This is a very small bit of code that could
> easily go into mythfrontend to provide a bluetooth serial port alongside
> the telnet interface...
> Another advantage of using bluetooth on the PDA instead of WLAN is that it
> consumes *much* less battery power.

Sounds good. Especially if some of the newer devices to assist disabled
people have bluetooth support.

Steven Ellis - Technical Director
OpenMedia Limited - The Home of myPVR
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