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