[mythtv-users] Please recommend hardware for caller id via MythTV
Rich.West at wesmo.com
Wed Apr 25 23:13:49 UTC 2007
Skip Patterson wrote:
> On 4/24/07, *Michael Rice* <mikerice1969 at hotmail.com
> <mailto:mikerice1969 at hotmail.com>> wrote:
> I'd really like to display caller id info on my Myth boxes but I
> lack the
> necessary hardware. I don't think I've had a machine with a modem
> for 7
> years or so.
> I've searched the web to try to find some recent info on this but
> had much luck. Info on modems seems very old and I have no idea
> what modem
> I'd need to buy today that would work on Linux for this purpose.
> Since I really don't need the modem for anything other than caller
> id info
> maybe there is another solution besides a modem?
> In any case I have just the standard US phone system (no VoIP or
> Can someone who has accomplished this recently give me the details
> on your
> hardware (and a link to where I can buy it). I am pretty
> confident I can
> figure out the software side if I can get the right
> hardware. I'll update
> the wiki if I am successful.
> Personally I'd check this out :
> Thats more or less the easiest way to go, and from past experience I
> would recommend an external hardware modem (internal can work and even
> some software ones will work but the external serial ones work best).
> I picked up an older USR 33.6 data/fax and have it working great.
> Personally i'm using elseed + yac to broadcast to my xbox and windows
> machines and send me an email when a call comes in though I did have
> to modify the source to get that working....Reason I did that is I
> don't have a mythfrontend per say, my backend runs headless and I use
> an xbox for the frontend with xbmcmythtv.
> Anyway check that link out and it should give you what you need and is
> fairly easy to do, some of the other links from other posters will
> work but seem to be more expensive/complicated.
Check out http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Network_Caller_ID_(NCID)
It is, hands down, the easiest solution. I've had it running since I
installed MythTV in November '06.
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