[mythtv-users] Anybody working on Nokia 770 front end?

Brad brad at thethorntons.net
Tue Dec 13 12:04:19 EST 2005

Playback on a phone, I love the idea.

I ran across this awhile back and thought it might be of interest, web based
so the burden is on the backend.  I had it set up and it worked reasonable
well a few months ago.  The only way to watch live tv though was to record
it and play the recording. 


If I recall correctly it used VLC to transcode and stream on the fly.  I'm
not running it now as I am fussing with a separate frontend.

If you get something working I would love to see it, I've got a N70, not
sure which flavor of symbian you've got on that.



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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Anybody working on Nokia 770 front end?

I'm pretty new to the MyhtTV scene but it seems like there are a lot of
projects out there to create frontends on systems where you can't easily run
a full myth frontend.  Off the top of my head are the xbmc python scripts,
mythroku, winmyth, etc.

Have there been any thoughts on trying to move some processing from the
frontend to the backend (basically dumb the frontend down some) so that it
is easier/faster to write new frontends for these various boxes?  Have the
frontend feed all of the user input to the backend and then have the backend
tell the frontend what to display on the screen (draw a box size XxY, put it
at this position on the screen, put this text in it, yada yada).

I know I'm over simplyfying here but it seems like a lot of folks are out
there re-inventing the wheel for myth frontends.


On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Isaac Richards wrote:

> On Tuesday 13 December 2005 03:04, Kalle Pokki wrote:
> > Isaac Richards wrote:
> > >On Monday 12 December 2005 13:50, Mike Frisch wrote:
> > >>Is anybody working on a port of the MythTV front end to a Nokia 770?
> > >
> > >I'm considering it.  Well, not a frontend port, but more of a smart 
> > >remote application.  The thing doesn't really have the CPU to 
> > >display normally recorded video from Myth.
> >
> > Do you plan to include scheduling recordings, browsing the EPG and 
> > stuff like that in the desing? Through the web browser or as a real 
> > hildon application?
> Hadn't decided what all I'd want it to do, yet.  Most likely 
> scheduling, playback file selection, control during playback, music 
> control, etc.  Real app, not a web-browser, even though gtk is yucky. 
> =)
> I'm not entirely sure about spending a bunch of time on something 
> that's going to be tied to a single device, though.
> > I have been thinking of using the 770 as a smart remote for the 
> > mvpmc, as I don't have a frontend computer near the TV. It would be 
> > great if the scheduling functionality was done directly with myth 
> > itself. I think I could also find some time to contribute to this.
> >
> > The 770 is actually capable to display MPEG-4 video, as it has 
> > DSP-accelerated decoder for it. You just have to transcode to 
> > low-resolution MPEG-4 first. The device comes with a pre-installed 
> > trailer of the Ice Age, which looks pretty good. I wouldn't watch a 
> > movie through the small screen, but for previews it should be ok.
> > Perhaps one could be fit a whole movie to a 512 MB memory card and 
> > watch it on the road.
> Heh.  I think your definition of 'pretty good' is a lot different than
> The trailer on the 770 is 352x208 at 15fps, with 8kbps mp3 audio.  
> Even so, it plays rather jerkily, and there's a lot of tearing during 
> playback, and quite a few visible compression artifacts.  Also, that 
> trailer is animated content from a good source.  Regular TV won't compress
nearly as nicely.
> That's in the 'completely not worth it to spend any time on it' 
> quality range, for me.
> Isaac
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