[mythtv-users] Taking one input, formatting, appending second output

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jun 27 03:41:42 UTC 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 8:34 PM, Dan Trainor wrote:

> HI, all -
> I have no clue what to call this, so I went ahead and did the best I
> could in the subject.  Hopefully I'll be able to explain a better idea
> of what I'm trying to do here.
> I was asked to figure out a pretty unique problem, in the sense that
> we're trying to go for a setup that will take one traditional input -
> RCA, Coax, what have you - and display that on the top ~80% of the  
> final
> processed output, whilst playing some other content on the bottom  
> 20% of
> the output.  The idea is, display the normal content on top, but have
> some other content on the bottom, such as the stock ticker often  
> seen on
> CNN.  I don't know exactly what content that will be, but I'm thinking
> and hoping just an infinitely looping video of some sort.
> I know this is pretty far-fetched, but I was hoping that MythTV had a
> mechanism to allow this behavior so I could investigate it further.
> I've seen MythTV do some pretty amazing things, and I'm hoping this is
> just another one of those things.
> Thanks!
> -dant

Can you describe "some other content"? If it's just text like a stock  
ticker, you can use mythtvosd to scroll the text along the bottom of  
the screen. I wrote a perl script that pulls in all the news feeds I  
have specified in MythNews and scrolls them across the bottom of the  
screen this way. If it's anything but text, someone else would have  
to answer. No idea. :)

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