[mythtv-users] True IP-STB front end with MythWeb and MythstreamTV - Any one done this?

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Tue Sep 6 06:51:21 UTC 2005

Dean Oliffe wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been playing with MythTv and think the product is great.  Only 
> issue that I can see is the frontend being locked to a PC (home 
> theatre version etc).
> Has anyone looked at IP-STB's like the Amino A103, A110, A124 or 
> IP-STB's from other manufacturers like DTVRO&TCOM?
> I can see that some work has occurred in the MythstreamTv side but 
> then we would be using VLC to do the streaming via http:// and not 
> RTSP:// which would correctly support VOD access.  Also MPEG2 TS 
> (transport stream) would need to be supported from the backend of 
> MythTv as well.
> I don't want to have PC's in the lounge room, kids room or any other 
> location (other then the computer room) when I can get a IP-STB for 
> AUD$300 or less each.
> The amino IP-STB's have full browsers, can support flash, small (like 
> 120mm x 120mm x 30mm) and built for the exact function of sitting next 
> to the TV and come with keyboard and remote control.
> Now I can multicast to my amino using VLC in two seconds but what I 
> want to do is access the mythtv content and be able to control that.
> So are others interested in being able to do that?  Anyone already 
> working on it?  What do we need to do to get it working?
What you have described support the Amino only, and perhaps some others. 
As of now, no standardisation has been done on the interface towards a 
IP-STB. Each has his own solution for providing the services they do.


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