[mythtv] Feature Request/RFC: A stable, extensible, third-party usable API

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Sep 29 19:57:23 UTC 2010

  On 9/29/2010 15:39, Robert Johnston wrote:
>>> Perl/Python bindings to a web page/site (Though I think the streaming
>>> of recordings wouldn't be possible like this)
>> MythWeb can stream content, and both the Perl and Python bindings have
>> routines to expose mythproto file transfers as file objects.
> I realise that some of this could be done using MythWeb, or the
> Can Mythweb's streaming also handle seeking? I was under the 
> impression it's firehose only.

The transcode routines used for the flash player are as you say, 
'firehose only'.  The direct streaming access through both Mythweb and 
MythXML should be seekable like any other http file transfer.

>>> It already has a web server built in, this is merely(!) giving that
>>> webserver something to serve other than the status page.
>> A bit of documentation on what the other Robert already referenced:
>> http://mythtv.org/wiki/MythXML
>> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/browser/trunk/mythtv/contrib/development/MythXMLTest 
> Yes, I'm looking through now. That's great, a fantastic starting 
> point, but (as always) more would be better. Any idea who's looking 
> after this code? Looks like it might be stuartm...

You want dblain/cdev, or more recently beirdo.

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