[mythtv-users] How to play music/videos (mythvideo/mythmusic) on remote mythfrontend

John Veness John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk
Mon Nov 12 18:41:59 UTC 2007

Bill Williamson wrote:
> I know about the history of how myth was designed, then split to
> front/back ends (and am NOT complaining), but a "proper" home AV
> server:
> -Would have a detailed, documented remote API over technology of
> choice (soap/socket/xmlrpc/who cares)
> -Would only require a single port to be opened between the client and server
> --would NOT require (nor allow if properly firewalled) the client to
> talk to mysql/file shares/etc
> -Would accept a capabilities string from the client and either
> (minimum) hide/mark incompatible files (flacs for non-flac clients) or
> (ideal) transcode
> -Would NOT depend on matched client/server versions (the main reason
> this is the case currently is that the client has to talk to mysql
> directly.... a full client-server change would negate this issue)
> Again, Myth evolved from a Tivo replcaement to a full
> multiple-client-server system, so I understand why this isn't the case
> (and again am not complaining).
> The "external player" dilemma isn't really a dilemma becuase most/all
> external players allow you to pipe content to them via stdin.

I must say I agree with the above. A 'proper' client/server system as 
described would be marvellous. Does anyone know if any devs are working 
on any of these things?



John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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