[mythtv-users] XBMC-style Streaming content proposal

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Sep 17 22:08:32 UTC 2006

On Sep 17, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Andrew Saunders wrote:

> Let me first state that I am offering to do this, not just asking  
> for a
> feature...
> What I would like to see in mythTV is something similar to how XBMC  
> can
> have external scripts that can scrape down websites and allow for
> real-time streaming (as opposed to downloading and viewing the file
> after the fact) via mplayer/vlc/xine. It would work in a similar
> fashion, select the website you want, it would update whats available,
> then you would select the "link" to stream, then it would just do it.
> I think that would be VERY easy considering that platform being
> developed for, a linuxbox with limitless resources (compared to an
> xbox). Now I would personally like to develop this in PHP 5.2.x using
> php-gtk (http://gtk.php.net/). I'm no expert in gtk so that aspect  
> would
> take a while but everything else would be a cakewalk.
> I would like to know what people think of this? Ideas or suggestions?
> Especially any suggestions of already written apps/code that would cut
> down in development time.
> Thanks.
> ps. my C/C++ is quite rusty so don't suggest that :)

You mean like MythStream?

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