[mythtv-users] MobileMyth?

Aaron Stewart acs at hourglassone.com
Fri Mar 18 01:52:18 UTC 2005

I kicked this idea around for a while (I think my post on it is in the
archives somewhere) but didn't get terribly far with it (was just working
on building out hardware).

Though my idea had to do with syncing using WiFI to a master server while
the car is parked, rather than physically attached storage.

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Andrew Close wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 16:59:48 -0700, Nathan Hesson <nhesson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Rather new to the mythtv scene but had an idea and wanted to see what
> > kindof response this got.  I know some c++ programming and am looking
> > at trying to build a MobileMyth extension.  It would be a complete
> > linux from scratch operating system that is intended to run on a
> > lightweight, machine for your car.  My idea is that you have an
> > external harddrive (be it usb or firewire or flashdrive or whatever
> > and you select from a mythweb interface or interfacein mythtv what
> > content you would like to transfer (music movies games recordings
> > images)  You then transfer then to the drive and plug the drive into a
> > seperate computer in your car.  It then reads the drive and you have a
> > mythtv interface to select all of the content that you just selected.
> > I know you could export everything and load it to a notebook or
> > something but i am looking at doing something that would take very
> > little time to select.  Kindof a set it and forget it.  Also it would
> > be very cool if you could control it via a touchpanel but that
> > shouldnt be too hard to interpret mouse movements.  Anyway, that was
> > kind of long so I will shutup and see what everyone thinks.
> > Thanks
> > Nathan
> > p.s.  If this has been talked about before please let me know.  i
> > looked around and could not find anything.
> hi Nathan,
> i like the idea of a mobileMyth.  there may be other plugins out there
> that provide some of this functionality.  one of my future projects is
> to put together a carputer and i thought Myth would be a great
> frontend.  add a MythGPS plugin and maybe a MythOBDII plugin. :)
> instead of LFS you may want to look into borrowing from KnoppMyth
> since it's already a paired down distro that is set up for Myth use.
> unless you have LFS experience or are itching to try...
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