[mythtv-users] Re: MythTV and streaming MPEG2 over UDP

myth joe mythjoe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 15:22:44 UTC 2004

Could one create a gasket server that talks to Myth on one side and
provides standard media interfaces on the other?

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 11:05:10 +1100, Doug Scoular <dscoular at cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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:
> http://www.cybergarage.org/net/cmgate/cc/overview/
>    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.
>    Cheers,
>    Doug Scoular
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