[mythtv-users] Watching recorded shows via a webserver.

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Sep 7 02:02:24 UTC 2007

On Sep 6, 2007, at 6:10 PM, Nick Gray wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 18:01 -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> On Sep 6, 2007, at 5:58 PM, Nick Gray wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Just wondering if anyone has tinkered with this.
>>> I am using mythrename.pl and creating links to my original files
>>> in /video, in a directory called /video/shownames. (Very similar to
>>> the
>>> defaults for the --link function).
>>> It seems I should be able to add "/video/shownames" to my  
>>> webserver's
>>> path and setup the webserver to run a command such as "xine
>>> file://video/filename " and watch movies (locally that is) with the
>>> click of a mouse.
>>> haven't had time to play with it today, but if I get somewhere, I  
>>> will
>>> post it.
>>> Nick
>> Yeah, it works fine. In fact, that's what I understand mythrename.pl
>> --link is for. So you can play a video without having to know the
>> channel id and timestamp.
> I meant the other part, setting up the weblink/xine functionality.

I'm confused. Are you talking about videos from MythVideo or recorded  
programs? If it's recorded programs, you should look into  
MythStreamTV which provides a way to stream the programs as a part of  
mythweb. You could also upgrade to the latest stuff in svn (or wait  
for the next release with the new stuff in it) which has built-in  
flash streaming of recorded programs in mythweb. Yes, it's just  
"proof of concept" for now and is not what will eventually ship, but  
I use it all the time and have no negative issue with it. If you're  
talking about video, if configured correctly, you should be able to  
click on a Video in MythWeb and have it download the video to your  
local machine. Streaming for video has not been implemented (yet?).  
You should be able to use the same link that MythWeb generates to get  
the video and plug it into VLC or something to play, but I haven't  
tested that since I'm not into watching movies on my laptop when I  
have a 42" screen w/ surround sound in front of me. :)

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