[mythtv] iPhone streaming implementation

Rob Smith kormoc at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 03:57:20 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Chase Douglas
<chasedouglas.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually, the ffmpeg pieces are currently there, although they seem to have
> been broken until a few weeks ago. I'm currently using ffmpeg 0.5 and it
> works well. The issue has more to do with streaming support in MythTV given
> that the exact implementation may be iPhone specific.
> I'm still trying to figure out what the best implementation is either way
> though. Given all the different ways to stream media even after it's
> transcoded (rtp, rtsp, mms, iPhone's method, each with some quirks depending
> on the specific intended client), maybe it would make the most sense to have
> a plugin architecture for streaming? Would that be frowned upon? To be
> clear, I think the transcoding could be implemented without too much issue
> (architecturally that is) without needing any plugins, but the streaming is
> where things may really get hairy if you try to force one-size-fits-all
> types of approaches.

What's wrong with just adding/extending the current streaming in
mythweb? You can copy the flv module, add in the specific iphone
ffmpeg options and stream away.

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