[mythtv-users] Multiple video display

James Howison james at freelancepropaganda.com
Sat Sep 3 01:21:53 UTC 2005

Star TV in singapore has a mode where it shows all the channels at  
once on the screen and you highlight the one you want and get the  
audio for that.

Any idea how it is doing that?  I mean surely there's only one tuner  
in the cable box?  I'm assuming that even if the MythTV software  
allowed multiple screens on the one screen you'd only be able to get  
as many as you have tuners for.

Probably they 'multiplex' the channels at the cable company and  
broadcast the multichannel out on a single channel.  Then allow the  
tuner to get the live audio depending on which part of the channel  
you are on.  Just speculating.


On Sep 2, 2005, at 8:17 PM, Bruce Markey wrote:

> Ryan Green wrote:
>> I was watching CNN's Situation room, and I was wondering if I  
>> could do
>> the same thing on MythTV (watching 4 channels at once). Would I be
>> able to do this with one box? or would I need to multiplex 4 clients
>> together?
> There's nothing preventing you from starting more than one
> instance of mythfronted. Set your GUI size to about 1/4 of
> your screen size and start up to four instances. Only one
> can grab the audio out device and the others can be run with
> no audio.
> --  bjm
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