[mythtv] MythCinema plugin underway, seeking developers to join the team

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Thu Feb 14 17:20:37 UTC 2008

On Thursday 14 February 2008 16:58:23 Ronald Frazier wrote:
> > I'm proud to announce that I and a close and talented friend, have begun
> > work on a new plugin for MythTV called MythCinema.
> I read through your website. With regards to "MythCinema-MovieTimes:"
> there is already a plugin that deals with movie showtimes
> (mythmovies). Perhaps you can integrate with it instead of reinventing
> the wheel.

I'd prefer if you integrated or at least used a model similar to the 
MythMovies and mythweather plugins. XMLTV might also be a good reference 
point. Cinema listings should be handled with drop-in (perl?) scripts and not 
hardcoded into the plugin. This allows different source websites to be used 
and the plugin to work in any country for which a script is available.

You might want to extend this idea to the other areas of the plugin. So that 
scripts can be added or replaced to support different sites and different 

If you intend for the plugin to become official then the movie trailers stuff 
should use mythtv's internal video player by default, though if the current 
version cannot handle all the trailers then offering the option to use vlc 
etc is acceptable for now.
Stuart Morgan

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