[mythtv-users] Slightly OT - XLiveCD and Myth on a Windows Machine

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 21:23:43 UTC 2004

Alternatively, it's not very hard to roll your own livecds with the
configuration for a specific machine, if it's just one box you're
making it for.

I wonder how myth would work over VNC...  I'd bet it would require
gigabit net or better, unless you could set the resolution of the VNC
session at what you recorded at, say 480x480, and then upscaled it at
the source.  Plus getting lirc to work would be a trick... hmm...


On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:56:44 -0800, Brad Templeton
<brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 09:37:31AM -0500, Craig Partin wrote:
> > You might have better luck with this:
> >
> > http://winmyth.sourceforge.net/
> >
> > Unless you could somehow get mythfrontend onto the XLiveCD
> >
> Those folks seem to be writing a myth frontend for Windows directly.
> Another appraoch would have been to port it using cygwin and cygwin/X,
> though that would be heavier.   But then easier to run on that liveCD.
> They report having to do a lot of work to figure out the protocol for
> myth, which surprises me, I would have hoped the myth linux developers
> would have been willing to spend a short time documenting it for them.
> Of course they had the source, which makes figuring it out a lot easier
> than packet sniffing, if harder than having docs.
> I presume the myth folks may also not want to etch their protocol in
> stone, which happens when other folks write implementations.
> There is a knoppmyth livecd (which boots your machine, you don't run
> it under windows) which includes mythfrontend, though it's a pain
> to have to configure the raw IPs of your database each time.
> (Perhaps they did it and I didn't see docs but a good idea on live CDs
> is to ask permission to store a small file in an existing filesystem on
> the computer and use that to store state.   In this case all you need
> would be a few dozen bytes to point to the database and get everything
> else there.)
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