[mythtv] New Protocol Development

Colin Guthrie mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Sep 23 23:16:32 UTC 2008

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> I'd rather see people spending efforts documenting the existing protocol 
> and improving the UPnP support because ultimately, the better the UPnP 
> support, the more clients Myth will work with for playback, even if 
> other advanced scheduling features and such aren't present.  Also having 
> UPnP client support in the frontend would let the Myth client work with 
> more backend video sources.

Big nod in that general direction from me. If I wasn't rushed off my 
feet with other projects I'd try and do something here, but sadly I 
simply don't have the time right now.

IIRC from previous protocol discussions, one of the aims was to stop 
frontends needing to connect to the mysql server directly - that is, the 
protocol, should be the protocol and nothing else needed. It should be 
possible to grab all the necessary information, and perform the 
necessary updates all without mysql libraries. Perhaps this viewpoint 
has changed now or I've not remembered correctly tho', so apologies if 
that is the case!



Colin Guthrie

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