[mythtv-users] Controlling mythtv from a web browser

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 00:18:36 UTC 2005

> I was wondering if anybody has actually managed to control mythtv from a web
> browser. I know you can schedule recordings and all that good stuff using
> Mythweb, but I was wondering if you can use a browser to change channels, start
> and end recordings etc etc.
> If you could do use a browser then you could use a cheapo colour wireless PDA
> rather than an expensive colour iPronto. This has all sort's of nice features
> that even expensive remote controls can't match. It's easy enough to knock up a
> web site, a PHP/Mythtv interface would be very interesting though.
> This would allow you to choose music through the PDA rather than the screen,
> which free's you from having to be in the right position in the room.
> Information on music choice could be sent back to the PDA rather than to the TV.
> I've googled for a large number of options on this and failed to find anything,
> so figure I'm not using the right search options.
> I suppose what I want is a nice API to mythtv that I can use. This API should
> return information as well, so that rules out a hack to LIRC.

Couple of things I can think of:

1) install vnc server which you could then control through a java
applet VNC viewer in a browser.

2) Have a look at MythWifi - I think that's desiged to allow PDAs to
control MythTV.


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