[mythtv-users] uPNP and the PS3
darren at dvhart.com
Mon Jan 28 22:33:02 UTC 2008
I'm experimenting using my Playstation 3 as a uPNP client for playing MythTV
content (rather than my MVPMC client). The PS3 offers a much
prettier/snappier interface which I like and the playback and seek is real
smooth, but the uPNP interface has some issues I wanted to run by folks to
see if there was a solution.
o The recordings/By Title don't seem to be in any logical order (I would
expect to see them in descending date of recording order).
o There doesn't appear to be a way to delete a recording once you've watched
it. I really like the convenience of the real MythTV clients where I can
watch the recording, return to the menu, and quickly delete the recording.
Is this a limitation in the generic uPNP design, or is it just not quite
implemented in the MythTV uPNP server?
Note: On the PS3 the only way to delete the recording is to use MythWeb (which
is too small to be legible from 12 feet away on a 40" 1080p screen).
o The Music listings are very awkward. Listing music by Album lists albums
once for every song if they have various artits. There isn't a "By Artitst"
listing - this would be the most useful listing from my Point of View.
I'd welcome any ideas to improve using the PS3 as a Myth Client (natively via
uPNP, not booting to Linux).
Alteratively, it would be interesting to be able to use a customized version
MythWeb to navigate recordings and kick off playback via uPNP... is there
some kind of defined url, like "upnp://path/to/selected/recording.mpg" ?
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