[mythtv-users] Frontend Feature Proposal: MythToGo

Thom Paine painethom at gmail.com
Mon May 8 14:23:03 EDT 2006

I'm really interested in this as well, and was going to post something
similar, but got sidetracked. My idea was to have a frontend in the
car so when we take a fe wtrips this year the 18month old can watch
some Backyardigans and Rolie Polie Olie to keep him entertained on
those 8 hour drives.

I'd be happy with either a way to sync the shows to the remote
frontend, or something similar like the myth2ipod maybe. The sync
would be preferable, since I can put in a fairly large hard drive and
it's easier and faster to copy rather than transcode.

On 5/8/06, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On May 8, 2006, at 2:04 PM, matt mead wrote:
> > I'm curious if anyone besides me would find this useful:
> >
> > Support in frontend for caching db information and recordings in
> > ~/.mythtv such
> > that you can select a subset of recordings and the frontend will
> > store the
> > recorded data and enough information from the mythconverg db that
> > they can be
> > played without contacting the backend.
> >
> > This would allow you to select a set of shows you might want to
> > take on the
> > road with you using your laptop, perform a synchronization, and then
> > browse/playback those shows while away from your backend server.
> >
> > Typically I do similar things with the data from the recordings
> > directory - I
> > just manually copy the files and open them with something like
> > VLC.  However in
> > particular for recordings from my PVR-350, if I seek within them
> > using VLC, it
> > starts stuttering on audio and will not recover.  Having these
> > available via
> > the standard myth interface, with capability for skipping commercials,
> > recording the start position, etc. would be really nice.  It might
> > also be nice
> > to have the synchronization perform a local transcode, too, since
> > in most cases
> > while I'm away from my 9' screen, I can tolerate a lower resolution
> > and bitrate
> > for watching recorded programs.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> >
> >
> > -matt
> I sort of do this with podcasts. I use myth2ipod to transcode the
> programs I want to take with my and just download the podcast to my
> laptop. It might make more sense to do it this way since all you're
> interested in is the recordings. Then you can use whatever video
> player you want to watch them.
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