[mythtv-users] Frontend Feature Proposal: MythToGo

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 9 22:52:36 EDT 2006

On 05/08/2006 02:04 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.

I thought about doing something like this when I did a contract where I 
had to travel every week for 6 months, but I found that my temporary 
solution (playback with xine) worked extremely well--well enough that I 
decided it wasn't worth the effort to create MythTraveler (my name), 
a.k.a. MythOffline (name courtesy of Axel Thimm).  I can even skip 
nearly any commercial break in 3 keystrokes (from a minimum of 2 to a 
max of 5).  I copy the files from links made by mythrename.pl sorted by 
title/originalairdate, so I know what order to play them.  I don't take 
the program data with me, but I've never really needed it when I 
couldn't just connect to my MythWeb and look it up online.

That's not to say that I wouldn't use the functionality if someone else 
did it (and did it well).  :)



Historical Note:

In an off-list e-mail I sent on Nov 22, 2004, I wrote:

>Maybe I'll find time to make a MythTraveler plugin that allows
>selection and download of shows (complete with their
>seektable/commflag info) to a laptop for offline viewing with all
>the MythTV functionality.

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