[mythtv-users] Myth and apple tv

Scott D. Davilla davilla at 4pi.com
Fri Feb 22 23:40:23 UTC 2008

>Hi, I'm the author of that package, and that page is old. I opened up 
>a google projects page here: http://code.google.com/p/frontpython/
>That page is for a framework for creating plugins for FrontRow using 
>Python. It does not support AppleTV, and there are no plans to. 
>Someone on the mailing list tried to get it running, but it didn't 
>work, and I don't have an appletv to try it on.
>I've long thought about  creating a plugin for FR that can do Myth 
>more natively.. But the problem is skipping commericals.. I have no 
>idea how that works in Myth, and I haven't the time to figure it out.. 
>I even went so far as to add NUV file support to Perian (I think its 
>in the 1.1 release, I haven't tried..).. If some could figure out the
>commerical skipping while using quicktime... I'll be happy to help..

Hi John,

	If you are interested in a real plugin that does most of what 
mythfrontend does you might take a look at mythroku 
http://members.cox.net/jm_maclaren/. This is a frontend client for 
the Roku HD1000 that talks to a myth backend. It does LiveTV, 
Recorded and can handle skipping. Source is there.  One could take 
this code, adapt it to the frontrow framework and pass the output 
into mplayer or quicktime. I have a Roku HD1000 and MythRoku works 
quite well.

	It's something I've been think about as a possible project -- 
right now too busy with a new bootloader for the AppleTV.

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