[mythtv] UPnP/Dbus/Standard Communication Protocol

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Sep 7 13:31:41 UTC 2006

Sam Shelton wrote:
> Slight misunderstanding I think, I wasn't saying to use UPnP for that, just
> that whatever protocol was used to communicate through back end devices
> could be used by a UPnP to access the functions it requires. But as it's
> covered elsewhere which I wasn't aware of that's a moot point.
> As I've said, my interest lies very much in the network protocols. If the
> boxes are communicating, requesting database listings, schedules and so on,
> then it stands to reason that another device could also access this data if
> the protocols were well structured. Can it do this yet? A lot of people are
> saying to use telnet, but that is restricted, as far as I can gather, to
> controlling the box to which you are connected, and will just control the
> OSD. Is it possible using telnet to request a full list of films, or TV
> information, in a format that allows an external application to create a
> front end? If not, that's where I would be interested in helping out.
The existing protocol is just text shovelled around.  Mythweb uses it to 
communicate from PHP.  The MythRoku and MediaMVP clients use it AFAIK.  
I don't see what the big deal is for whatever you are envisioning to use 
it also...


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