[mythtv-users] Mythtvosd

Egeekial egeekial at comcast.net
Fri Jul 1 00:47:15 EDT 2005

I wish mythtvosd would display information no matter what you're doing 
(ie. not just watched a recording). Would this be difficult to implement?

George Nassas wrote:

> On 30-Jun-05, at 11:16 PM, Devan Lippman wrote:
>> trying to play around with mythtvosd but I can't really find much 
>> information on it.  I have tried running the following command but I 
>> don't get any output to the screen while watching a recording.
>>  # mythtvosd --template=/src/mythtv/programs/mythtvosd/alert.xml 
>> --alert_text='hello' --bcastaddr=
>>  Sent UDP/XML packet to IP and port: 6948
> You have to have mythudprelay running, I always have it running as a 
> daemon. It listens on port 4958 and rearranges whatever it sees to a 
> format that myth likes/requires and rebroadcasts that on port 6949 
> which is what the frontend listens to. All the info is in the 
> contrib/mythnotify directory. Search callerid in the dev archives for 
> the rationale. I only skimmed it but I believe the why is there and 
> the how is in the mythnotify directory.
> - George
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