[mythtv-users] remote-controlled mythfrontend?

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 23:09:02 EST 2005

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On 12/1/05, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> While I'm poking at mythweb...
> If I'm surveying my already-recorded programs, and click on one of the
> thumbnails, mythweb currently tries to send the .nuv (really mpeg)
> file directly to my browser, which is running on my desktop machine
> [not a Myth box].  Firefox has no idea what to -do- with the file, so
> it tries to inhale hundreds of megabytes and explodes.  Presumably the
> solution there is to figure out what MIME-type mythweb is using to
> represent these files and define a mapping to something else, like
> mplayer, but I haven't looked at that yet [is it documented somewhere?].)
> But in fact, what I -really- want to have happen is to be able to tell
> my frontend, which is across the room and has the PVR-350 which is the
> actual TV output, to go play the thing I just clicked on.  Has anyone
> ever implemented this sort of functionality?
> If not, I can deal with writing some sort of glue script that gets
> called by Firefox (and which -hopefully- also gets the relevant
> filename), but it'd be great if someone already has the relevant
> code snipper to get mythfrontend to do the right thing once I know
> what's been clicked on.  (Otherwise, I guess, I need to figure out
> how mythfrontend arranges to get something played, and try to do so
> by hand, and figure out whether that's going to fatally confuse the
> mythfrontend that's running as to what's going on at the moment.)
> Thanks!
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