[mythtv-users] feature idea: links in mythweb tosmb/ftp/http files

Torbjörn Jansson torbjorn.jansson at mbox200.swipnet.se
Mon Mar 29 13:04:46 EST 2004

mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org <> wrote:
> (top posting rearranged)
>>>>> lists at forevermore.net 3/29/2004 9:24:41 AM >>>
>>> just out of curiosity: how does a browser know what to do with the
>>> myth://-protocol? Please point me to docs, if there are any.
>> I think that this is something that is enabled by the windows
>> codecs for nuv files - http://dsmyth.sf.net/
>> if we can smb mount the TV recording dir and click on a nuv
>> file and it plays (streaming) to a media player then why cant we
>> stream the files straight from the mythweb page?   it should play
>> the same? 
>> Dave P
> I've tried using file:// linkes with the correct path in
> mythweb, and the browser (I normally use Firefox) wants to
> download the file before playing it.  It seems that in
> order to launch a media player to play the file directly,
> you need either (1) a browser plugin defined to handle .nuv
> files, or (2) a way to launch the viewer program on the
> client side (does good security allow this?)

If you cut and paste the http url to windows media player it will play the
Unfortunately there is a bug in v0.5 of the windows filters that will
prevent http streaming from working properly (this only aplies if you use
nupplevideo type nuv files and not mpeg2 nuv files)

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