[mythtv] how to get and use Java-based UI from mythtv interface

Colin Guthrie mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Apr 6 15:20:59 UTC 2007

Xi Jiarong wrote:
> Thank you a lot for your warm and friendly help!
> In fact, I just want to know the way to use one UI(developed by Java
> Swing) from MythTV, when user choose one item which would show the
> external application UI.
> Therefore, the <action>EXEC ..</action> is just what I want!
> but, the external application UI can be shown on front of mythtv, and
> Could user watch the external UI, one page or others developed by JAVA
> Swing? because I know mythtv ui is still working at the same time, but I
> don't know external Java-based UI can cover mythtv UI?

Not 100% sure what you mean but if you consider MythVideo, it can start
an external program (e.g. mplayer, xine etc.) and this interface will
"cover" myth's UI until the program exits, at which point Myth comes
back to life. Not sure if you can take inspiration from that?



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