[mythtv-users] Duplicate screens
yan at seiner.com
Sun Jan 14 01:04:34 UTC 2007
> The ideal way to meet Mr Asplund's requirement is surely to have the
> BE stream the feed to both FEs at the same time. I guess this is not
> currently possible - with correct synchronisation as he requires -
> and is a "feature request". But I have no idea of the programming
> implications - does the Myth protocol currently use UDP? According to
> Wikipedia (see the depth of my knowledge!?) "compared to TCP, UDP is
> required for broadcast (send to all on local network) and multicast
> (send to all subscribers)." I think that having both FEs request the
> same program from the BE at the same time over TCP would result in a
> slight loss of synchronisation; this might not be noticeable if the
> back-end can pump out data fast enough, but might result in jitter if
> the hard-disk is unable to keep up.
ISTR that VLC <http://www.videolan.org/vlc/> can multicast video, so the
technology is there.
The question is, how hard to incorporate into myth?
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