[mythtv-users] MythWeb Mobile

Rob Snow lists at dympna.com
Tue Mar 4 19:25:58 UTC 2003

I might suggest you guys take a look at Pocket TV Browser @ 
http://www.pimcity.com.  It doesn't look as pretty as some of the others, 
however, it's 2-3x more functional on the small real estate of a PPC.  I use 
it quite a bit.

Matter of fact, I have a special alpha from sometime ago that creates the 
XML based .tvpi files which I could double click on in SnapStream and 
schedule recordings...so I know there is interest for integrating with 
convergence technology.


On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 11:16:54 -0500, Emil Friis wrote
> When creating mythmobile I would be hesitant to just reformat the 
> existing mythweb to a smaller screen format. Limited screen 
> realestate, limited bandwitdth and input mechanisms that are usually 
> somewhat of a pain to use makes it extremely important to focus the 
> architecture on specific tasks that would be performed remotely as 
> opposed to a simple port of all standard functionality.
> So what i would really like before starting development on myth 
> mobile would be to try to gather some requirements from people. Most 
> basically I would like to know this:
> What would you like to be able to do from your wirelessly connected 
> PDA (Palm or PocketPC)?
> As it is right now I don't see it being feasible to implement a WAP 
> interface - the standard WAP phones are just too limited.
> Let me answer my own question here:
> - I would like a good search capability (search one or more of: 
> title, description, subtitle, channel and type of program) instead 
> of having to scan all of the listings as in listings.php - If I need 
> to look at a table like that I would prefer it only to show my 
> favorite channels - Quick links to all programs of a certain type 
> across all channels (sports, movies etc.) - From any of the views 
> listed above being able to set a program to record with just one 
> click. The default would be record once since I would expect to set 
> up recurring recordings either from a frontend or from mythweb. - A 
> status page with mythbackend up/down, uptime, last time 
> mythfilldatabase was run (maybe option to trigger it?), disk free, 
> tuner card status 
> (recording, idle, live tv), shows to be recorded today etc. I want 
> all this because I know I will have to troubleshoot myth remotely 
> when I am travelling - MythWeather since we already have it might be 
> nice
> I am working on adding a ByChannel view to mythweb where it shows 
> all of todays program for a specific channel. That might also be 
> something for mythmobile.
> -Emil
> On Monday 03 March 2003 20:28, Nathan Ziarek wrote:
> > Emil (and others) -
> >
> > I've been thinking a bit about getting the program listings for my 
> > iPaq and have just a small little model here:
> >
> > http://www.ziarek.com/mythtv/interface.mobilemyth.asp
> >
> > The Pocket TV Guide only is here:
> >
> > http://www.ziarek.com/mythtv/PocketTVGuide/default.asp
> >
> > I am working on ways to get each page to fill only one screen (no
> > scrolling) but the problem is that you cut off a lot of the title and 
> > titles (like "the West Wing" with those W's) is longer than something 
> > "Illinois" for the same number of characters. Unfortunately, I know ASP,
> > not PHP, so once I get to something I like on ASP, I have to learn how to
> > put it into PHP :)
> >
> >
> > Nate
> >
> >
> >
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