[mythtv-users] MythIPTV Beta 2
mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Feb 20 02:25:59 UTC 2007
Phill Edwards wrote:
>> There's a new version of MythIPTV now at
>> This version adds the following:
>> - subscription management: you can add RSS URLs to watch,
>> list them, update them (download new versions of the XML and
>> import the shows), and remove them
> I haven't tried your 1st beta, but I may well give this a go. I just
> need to understand what it is a little better first. Is it a tool
> which lets you subscribe to RSS feeds which themselves point to video
> content such as news stories which get loaded into MythTV as "normal"
Yes. Some RSS and ATOM streams have "enclosures", which are links to
multimedia files. If those multimedia files are videos, then they're
supported by MythIpTv.
> If so, it sounds a little like mythstream which does a similar thing
> except it doesn't download and store. I have written a parser for
> mythstream which lets you watch ABC Australia video clips such as
> national news, weather, sport, business news etc. But there is no
> direct RSS feed for these, AFAIK, so my parser downloads a web page
> and follows some links until it gets to a .ASX file which contains
> headlines and MMS urls to the actual video content. Presumably
> MythIPTV wouldn't work in this scenario because it relies on there
> being an actual RSS feed with direct links to the video content - is
> that correct?
At the moment, yes. It wouldn't be too hard to syndicate from other
sources though. As long as there is a URL to the content, some simple
meta data (title, subtitle, and so forth), and the format can be
transcoded to one supported by the Myth internal player, it's all good.
> While that may be a downside, perhaps it can be worked around by me
> creating a RSS XML file which MythIPTV could read. The reason I would
> do this is because I like the sound of the content appearing as
> recordings - it would be better to watch them like this than through
> the mythstream interface.
ABC podcasts, so perhaps there is a chance of lobbying them to do RSS
feeds for video as well?
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