[mythtv] Mythbackend UPnP server?

Louie Ilievski loudawg at comcast.net
Thu Jan 19 04:24:37 UTC 2006

> 6) Support for other UPnP Devices (renderers/clients)
> Yes & No... My goal is to allow any UPnP device to be able to discover and
> access content on any number of MythBackend systems.  However, since there
> has not been any standardized DVR Service defined, the "Off The Shelf"
> devices will not understand how to schedule recordings.
> If a standard service ever gets defined, it would not be difficult to add
> support for it.  In the meantime, I am implementing my own MythTV DVR
> Service that any client can leverage if they are made aware of it.

I was thinking more along the lines of just making existing recordings 
available to other UPnP devices.  For scheduling and all that, you're right, 
there's no standard defined yet, but UPnP A/V would do just fine for 
accessing existing recordings.

> 7) Open issues:
> One thing that I don't have time to implement that is needed for off the
> shelf devices to work is an implementation of a standard transport stream.
> I was thinking RTSP/RTP.

Doesn't UPnP just define HTTP GET as the current method for this?  From what 
I've seen after doing some network sniffing, our D-Link UPnP Media Renderer 
does HTTP GETs when grabbing files.


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