[mythtv] Myth frontend for tvOS (Apple)

Bart Whiteley bart.lists at whiteley.org
Tue Oct 6 00:58:34 UTC 2015

Thanks for the reply, Craig.

I thought about porting the MythTV frontend to tvOS. Am I correct in
assuming that the protocol used by the frontend only works with a backend
of the same version?

I've had some success with libVLC and the Services API. So far I can list
and play Recordings.

On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca>

> On Oct 3, 2015, at 1:12 PM, Bart Whiteley <bart.lists at whiteley.org> wrote:
> I'm interested in building a MythTV frontend for tvOS.
> First of all, is there already an effort underway to do this?
> I'm thinking about using libVLC and the Services API.
> Is there a better approach? Is the Services API stable and ready for
> something like this?
> What challenges or limitations will I face with this approach?
> First, I think that is a really interesting proposal.
> There are several alternate frontend clients using the Services API.  See:
> https://github.com/MythTV-Clients
> A completely-out-of-blue-sky possibility is to adapt the MythTV’s frontend
> to tvOS.  My Google search suggests that Qt is being adapted for tvOS.
>  mythfrontend already builds and runs on OS X, including supporting the
> Apple Remote.  AIUI, the new AppleTV will also support the existing Apple
> Remote.  Therefore, maybe it wouldn’t be so hard to get an initial version
> of the frontend.  Of course, supporting the Siri Remote would likely take
> more work…but maybe the Qt project will handle some of the grunt work?
> Probably completely wrong, but I thought I’d throw that out there.
> Craig
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