[mythtv-users] Q: Using MythTV as a router

Chris Menard khrusher at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 13:47:03 EDT 2005

I have live tv streaming via vlc on my knoppmyth R5A16 (mythtv 0.18)
box.  the steps I used are documented on the knoppmyth forum

basically,a few things need to be done:
 -  vlc needs to be reconfigured w/ --enable-pvr, 
 -  the permissions on the video device need to be adjusted to all the
webserver user
 -  vlc needs to be called with the correct command line.  I'm no PHP
expert, but I have some PHP pages that list the current shows and
starts streaming.

Couple issues

- using vlc to tune and red from the device file is dont w/o mythtv
knowing.  (and vice-versa)  So, while wathcing a vlc stream, if a
recording or a user home changes tuner channel, it effects you stream.
 likewise, starting vlc may change channel of a recording that is

my code includes a routine that screen scapes the status.php screen to
help user select a free tuner....but it is screen scraping and it is
fragile.  I've had reports of mixed results access the PHP I cloned, 
but everyone that has been able to get mythstreamtv runnign for
recordings has been able to at least ssh into box and start vlc via
commandline and watch live

On 7/19/05, Greg Estabrooks <greg at phaze.org> wrote:
> > How do you stream the live tv???
>  I don't think the mythstreamtv menus support streaming livetv at this time,
> though I don't see why it couldn't be made to do it easily enough.
> > Can this addon Pages for mythweb be downloaded??
>  The mythweb pages and mythstreamtv scripts are all part of the
> same mythstreamtv archive. It was suprisingly simple to install.
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