[mythtv] IP network recorder with H264 support

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Mon May 8 19:38:04 UTC 2006

On 5/8/06, Jean-Michel Bouffard <jean-michel.bouffard at crc.ca> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have developped some components for MythTV that we needed to enable
> IP streaming and H264 video. We have submitted them as enhancement
> tickets to the MythTV project. If someone is interrested to try these
> new features you can take a look at ticket #1787 and #1788. Here is a
> short description of the two patches. More detailed documentation can be
> found in the Doxygen documentation of the new files and in the readme
> included with each patches.
> Ticket #1787 - IP Network Recorder
> This patch contains a IP Network MPEG-TS recorder. This new type of
> "Capture Card" will record MPEG-2 Transport Stream feeds over UDP/IP. It
> is possible to use this input with MPEG1/2/4 video. It can also support
> H264 video with the h264_tools patch.
> Ticket #1788 - H264 tools
> This patch contains a set of tools needed to enable H264 support in
> MythTV. It contains a minimalist state machine class used to detect
> H.264 keyframes. A usage example is included in the IP Network Recorder
> patch.
> After installing these two patches, it is possible to record streamed
> MPEG2-TS over UDP/IP encoded in MPEG1/2/4 or H.264. We have used VLC
> 0.8.5 (www.videolan.org) to test these functionnalities.

Wow! I didn't realise that the Canadian government used Myth too. :)

Any chance of SDP/SAP functionality, so subscribers of IPTV services
(Like SaskTel's service) can use Myth?

Thanks in advance, and keep up the great work!
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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