[mythtv] Mythbackend UPnP server?

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Wed Jan 18 17:14:01 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 18 January 2006 03:03, David Blain wrote:
> > Subject: [mythtv] Mythbackend UPnP server?
> >
> > Has anybody ever mentioned/thought about making mythbackend
> > into a UPnP server?  This way you could buy a small D-Link
> > DLNA/UPnP renderer like this as a MOSTLY functional frontend:
> >
> > Thoughts, ideas, suggestions?
> >
> > Mat
> I have already implemented most of what is needed to turn MythBackend into
> a uPNP Server.  Here is what I have left to do:
> 1) Finish implementation of the CDS (Content Directory Service) for the
> various media in MythTv.  I am trying to design it so that any content
> (Recorded programs, Movies, Music, Photos, DVD, ...) can be added by
> implementing a few interfaces and registering it with the upnp service
> classes that I have created.  (I am focusing on Recorded Programs as the
> first implementation).
Part of it available, I own a UPnP network DVD-player, which can do a lot of 
these things with wizd, look at:
What I would love to have is the possibility to be able to use 'all' of Myth. 
Meaning that from the silent UPnP network DVD-player in the living-room I 
could watch live-tv, schedule recordings etc.
> 2)Implement the Notification Subscription services (events).  This should
> not take long, all pieces have been completed, just need to assemble them.
> 3)Move all independent code into a library (currently developing everything
> in the MythBackend project for simplicity).
> 4)Merge all the changes with SVN.  I am working with an old version of SVN
> (pre-live tv changes).
> One thing that I am including in my implementation is a DVR service. There
> is no upnp DVR definition that I could find, so I am basing the
> functionality on current requirements to implement a frontend.  The ALL
> methods for ALL services exposed will be SOAP/uPNP compliant as well as
> REST compliant (a simple query string based http request will perform the
> action).
> I was planning to have the completed implementation done 2 months ago...
> Unfortunately, real life has gotten in the way.  I am starting a new
> project at work and should start to have time in the next month or so to
> finish my changes (I figured the delay would allow all the LiveTV changes
> to become rock solid).
> Let me know if you have any specific questions,
> David B.
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