[mythtv-users] remote-controlled mythfrontend?

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 00:48:24 EST 2005

On 12/1/05, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>    Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 23:09:02 -0500
>    From: Chris Ribe <chrisribe at gmail.com>
>    MythWiFi is what you are looking for. Search for it.
> Huh.  I'd -never- have guessed from the name; I assumed that was some
> sort of bandwidth-scrunching thing for people who wanted to stream
> video over 802.11.  Thanks!
> ...though from its website documentation and a quick look at its
> code, it -looks- like it basically sends fake keypress events to the
> frontend, acting essentially like an IR remote control, e.g., to do
> anything, you have to be looking at the frontend and know what state
> it's in, etc.  Do you know offhand if anyone's successfully used this
> more for "play this specific thing" rather than for "emulate these
> buttons"?
> I -suppose- I could either (a) script it so it backs all the way out
> to the top of the UI no matter where it might be starting from, then
> goes back in and "pages" down to the right thing and plays it, or (b)
> use the general idea and have it talk more directly to the DB and
> frontend (but if I'm not simulating buttons, I'll have to make sure
> I'm not confusing the front end...).
> _______________________________________________

You -could- use jump points.


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