[mythtv-users] Feature Idea: ZeroConf Integration?

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 02:49:27 UTC 2006

On 6/15/06, Nick Rout <nick at rout.co.nz> wrote:
> Another option is uPnP A/V which has a number of adherents for
> distributing multimedia around the home. A number of "set top" devices
> implement the protocol for accessing shared music and video. Generally
> the content is on a computer which runs the software to operate a uPnP
> A/V server.
> The implementation of both server and client for uPnP A/V have open
> source implementations.
> I have shared via uPnP my mythvideo directory and it would be trivial to
> extend this to the contents of the tv recordings, although that would
> only get you the file names, not details of show name, channel etc. It
> enabled me to use geexbox on a fairly low powered computer to watch all
> the videos on my myth machine from another part of the house.
> the uPnP A/V spec has provision for tv tuners (which are obviously
> similar to a video file but have extra stuff needed, eg channel change)
> but I haven't seen much of this implemented. The simplest way would be
> to present a directory structure with a "video" for each channel, and
> set the server to switch channels and then stream when you chose to
> "play" that file. Or with myth0.19 I guess it could just switch channels, go into record or watch tv mode and point the uPnP server to the right
> file.
> There is a specific reference to uPnP and mythtv here:
> http://www.cybergarage.org/blog/archive/2004_06_01_skonnoblog.html

Myth has the beginnings of a uPnP framework, and is being actively
worked on. I'm not following that thread on the dev list, though, so
I'm not sure if it's uPnP server or client functionality that's being
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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