[mythtv] Client type detection...
stuart at xnet.com
Tue May 15 14:54:03 UTC 2007
I am New to mythtv development (probably will be asking for help getting
MythTV SVN to compile on a RedHat FC6 system later on) and wanted to
ask questions to find a starting point (i.e. Has this been talked about?
Does the feature already exist? That sort of first timer stuff) for a
new mythtv features (I think).
As a MythTV user w/an HD tuner and several thin clients (media
extenders? `that the right name?), I wanted to make the user experience
more fluid. That is, I want these things to do what people expect them
to do. I am using mvpmc.org on a MediaMVP and also have a
SigmaDesign/Syabas client. They both can be clients to mythtv, but there
The mvpmc (mvpmc.org on a MediaMVP) box has a mythtv client built in. I
think it's the only thin client that can lay claim to this. However, it
can not handle the high bandwidth HD recordings that mythtv offers up.
It also has trouble w/the audio of recordings mythtv records from an
ATSC (digital) source.
If mythtv could identify it's clients and automatically transcode any
media they might have a problem w/, that would greatly improve the
experience (i.e. that fluid thing I was talking about). That is to say,
thing would just work!
I believe the SigmaDesign/Syabas client I have understands a simplified
yet extended HTML specifically designed for media players. WizD and
Swisscenter make use of this. The idea is that there is enough in this
version of HTML to make menus that a remote control can negotiate.
Again, if mythtv could identify it's clients it could offer up such
menus to the select few that could understand them.
So, has this been done already?
If not, where and how do you add these feature?
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