[mythtv-users] Slimserver, SoftSqueeze & MythTV

stuart stuart at xnet.com
Wed Aug 2 00:40:54 UTC 2006

Just a little FYI:

The http://mvpmc.sourceforge.net/ project has in it both a MythTV client 
& a Slimserver client.  So if you fire both servers up on your MythTV 
box you can use them both on an mvpmc box (which is really a Happauge 
MediaMVP box running the mvpmc.sourceforge.net code).

Peter Watkins wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 01:54:27PM -0400, Michael MacLeod wrote:
>> I'm in a similar situation, only without slimserrver or softsqueeze running
>> yet. Merely looking for a better replacement for mythmusic. If anyone would
>> put together a page on the mythtv wiki about this, I'm sure there'd be more
>> than two people that would appreciate it.
> a web search turns up this:
>   http://willy.boerland.com/myblog/useful_mythtv_links
> which links to a cache of
>   http://www.bricoleur.org/archives/000254.html
> which says
> "Change your mythtv menu structure to accomodate SoftSqueeze. For me, I added the following to the file /usr/share/mythtv/mainmenu.xml:
> <button>
>  <type>PLAY_MUSIC</type>
>  <text>Play Music</text>
>  <action>EXEC /usr/bin/java -jar /home/mythtv/SoftSqueeze/SoftSqueeze.jar</action>
> </button>
> "
> searching also turns up this page about SoftSqueeze on the Xbox, with some 
> info about setting up a minimal LIRC config. I say minimal because, as a
> Squeeezebox user, I can't imagine giving up any of the keys, especially
> numeric keys for Favorites, and the Now Playing key
>  http://matt.atomicllama.com/blog/?p=19
> Please do create a Wiki if you get this working; that would be good.
> -Peter
> P.S. It's not remote-control friendly, but the Slimserver web interface
> is very nice, too. Like the MythWeb interface, some tasks are more easily
> accomplished through the web interface.
>> On 8/1/06, Bruce Nordstrand <brucen at ksl.com.au> wrote:
>>> So here I am with SlimServer installed and SoftSqueeze working. Now all
>>> I need to do is link these with Myth. I saw somewhere in the archives
>>> that someone managed to get these two associated with Myth via an EXEC
>>> call in the mainmenu.xml file. I was hoping some helpful soul would
>>> assist me with some further information on how to accomplish that as I
>>> know nothing of using EXEC calls.
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