[mythtv] H.264 Video Phone + Myth?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Apr 25 15:49:26 UTC 2007

On Apr 25, 2007, at 8:33 AM, Colin Guthrie wrote:

> Nathan Allen Stratton wrote:
>> I am looking for a few people who are interested in modifying  
>> MythTV to
>> work in a video phone application. Since there is no way we can  
>> ever run
>> something like the MythTV frontend run directly on the video phone  
>> the
>> plan is to output myth to xbuffer that is converted to an H.264 RTP
>> stream. The menu would be controlled from the phone via DTMF keys  
>> that
>> would be sent to myth. We already have a SIP H.264 video server that
>> streams content, but I think modifying myth to work as the menuing  
>> system
>> makes a lot of sense, it also gives us access to some nice  
>> mythplugins.
>> There is a lot of extra things with Myth that are not needed and I  
>> don't
>> know how well it will scale, but I think it would be faster then  
>> starting
>> from scratch.
>> If there is anyone who is interested in working on this full or  
>> part time
>> please let me know.
> Would you not be better integrating the Network Control aspect of Myth
> to your phone and then just doing the Streaming when you need to?  
> Seems
> like taking the whole UI of Myth onto a phone is counter  
> productive. You
> could just write a lite app that lists the relevent info and lets you
> select streams... Certainly I doubt the ability to go through the  
> whole
> config interface would *ever* be used on a phone and I'd imagine there
> are lots of other things you'd want to do differently for a small  
> screen
> UI too.
> Just my thoughts on the matter which are 100% not thought through ;)
> Col.

Isn't that what MythWeb does? It doesn't do the appropriate video  
streaming out of the box but if you were interested in implementing  
that, you'd already have a great starting point that would benefit  
lots of people.

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