[mythtv-users] Can you Sync MythTV Playback on multiple frontends

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Nov 5 22:32:23 UTC 2007

Nick Rout wrote:
> On Tue, November 6, 2007 9:07 am, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> On 11/5/07, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics
>> <steve at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
>>> Hello, I like to have people over and watch some tv every now and then
>>> (don't we all).
>>> What i want to know is: Can you start live tv on 2-3 frontends and then
>>> sync
>>> the playback on each one so that they aren't all 1-2 seconds off?
>>> This would be a great feature. I know i can manually try to pause and
>>> unpause them untill they are in sync, but it'd be sweet to not have to
>>> worry
>>> about this. Basically, i want it to work like regular tv's when you tune
>>> them all to the same station.
>> No.  I suppose it might be easier to achieve the sync using the
>> telnet/network command feature of the frontend to send commands to it
>> but there isn't any feature like that specifically that I'm aware of.
>> Kevin
> I'm not aware of such a feature, but it would be handy in our house. Often
> two of us want to watch things in interconnecting rooms (eg one may be
> cooking dinner and one relaxing on the sofa). We both want to watch the
> 6.00 pm news. Sound carries from one room to the other so if they are not
> in synch it is very annoying.
Perhaps what you want is just a single Mythtv output to some kind of video 
standard and then pipe that round your house, together with appropriate audio.

Thinks: or perhaps some kind of "slave" frontend?

Mike Perkins

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