[mythtv-users] Re: MythTV and streaming MPEG2 over UDP
dscoular at cisco.com
Wed Dec 22 00:05:10 UTC 2004
Steve Malenfant wrote:
>I think MythTV needs to change. I think that the MythFrontend should
>go away. Before everybody says I'm crazy, read why I'm saying this.
>1 - MythBackend works fine.
>2 - MythFrontend is the problem for most folks, HDTV not working,
>display issues, etc...
>3 - The Web Interface needs to be adapted to be used by external client.
>Videolan (VLC) uses MPEG-2 over IP. It can use a SAP server to
>receive programming (I'm not sure to which extent).
I really don't think this is crazy at all. I mentioned
this a while ago on this list. I love that VLC lets you
transcode streams in real-time on the fly. This means that it's
incredibly flexible. I use it to stream Myth recorded shows
via my crappy 802.11b 11mbps network. The combination
of VLC and Myth would be a fantastic step forward IMHO.
The interaction between the frontend and backend could
begin to embrace standards and interoperate with a whole
slew of content producing/consuming devices.
The combination of Myth + VLC + UPnP/Zeroconf would
be a wonderful thing. In fact, there appears to have been
some work done on this at:
But I can never quite figure out how the cyber MediaGate
actually fits together. Has anyone got it working ?
Don't get me wrong, I love the Myth frontend/backend but the
communications between the two could begin to
move towards more standard based protocols.
I suspect, however, that this may just be way too much
work and there may be good reasons why Myth needs
it's own bespoke protocol.
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