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

Nick Gray nagray at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Sep 7 07:13:53 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 19:02 -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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. :)

IC, thanks for the info. This is my "watch sports while I work box" and
I want the image in a little corner (unless I want to see a play I
missed) :-)
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