[mythtv-users] Small, low cost MythTV clients...

stuart stuart at xnet.com
Sun May 6 13:22:36 UTC 2007

Brad Templeton wrote:
>> <In response to a thread about small low cost media players like the Galaxy 3500 IPTV>

> While having these as media players would be cool, you would lose out
> on much of a myth box -- navigation, commercial skip, various OSD controls,
> audio speedup etc.
> So it seems it would be very smart for these vendors to sponsor porting
> of Mythfrontend to their boxes.   They would sell a lot of boxes.  I would
> buy one -- simply because I expect they're low power and would save me
> a lot of money.

When I started this thread I was thinking the same.  I would still like 
to see the MythTV front end emulated on such boxes but I am no longer 
sure it is necessary for complete control of the MythTV back end.  I was 
looking over some developer notes in the MythTV's UPnP wiki page. 
Specifically, I was looking at what is known as UPnP Remote UI.  From my 
  limited understanding, I believe the server can send something called 
a CE-HTML web like page to the client.  (There's a short explanation of 
this feature in the wikipedia: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Plug_and_Play)  Using this you 
can emulate the look of, say, mythweb on a UPnP Remote enabled client. 
It sounds like this would make it easy to support features like 
scheduling, searches and deletions.


But, as enticing as this appears.  I still do not understand how more 
interactive features such as editing or 30 seconds skip can be accomplished.

Any ideas?

By the way, there is a whole new set of MythTV wiki pages for these 
small low cost clients:
(which links to:)
...but there's a lot of information missing.  If anyone would like to 
help out, that would be great!

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