[mythtv-users] uPNP Problems

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at btinternet.com
Mon Nov 3 17:26:50 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 10:25 -0600, stuart wrote:
> Stephen Boddy wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 09:18 -0600, stuart wrote:
> >> Stephen Boddy wrote:
> >>> On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 20:59 +1100, Anthony Giggins wrote:
> >>>> I’ve also tried from XBMC Beta2 running on Windows, but still I get
> >>>> the same errors.
> >>> Probably no the help you're looking for, but XBMC has the myth protocol
> >>> builtin IIRC you create a network resource of:
> >>> 	myth://<IP>
> >>> There's some docs somewhere online.
> >>>
> >>> HTH
> >>> Steve
> >> Unless this has changed...
> >>
> >> My XBMC / Xbox experience was less then stellar.  Maybe the XBMC port to 
> >> Windows is better.  Are the following features (issues) the same in Windows?
> >>
> >> - It's a plug in, so it is not part of the main XBMC menu.  The myth 
> >> application is in a sub menu which you have to find.
> > 
> > I believe it is integral now with the latest beta. It is added as a
> > normal "video source".
> > 
> >> - The XBMC client still needs the actual recordings exported by a samba 
> >> server.  This, despite the availability of the files by the myth server.
> > 
> > I don't think this is the case now. I did have problems (the image was
> > massively zoomed in) but I did not use a samba share to start the video
> > streaming when I was playing with it.
> > 
> > Of course the big issue I have found that neither XBMC, or the UPnP
> > stuff I've seen shots of, manage to solve: All programs in one honking
> > big list. I tend to watch series back to back, and scanning down one
> > single list of a thousand programs, all mixed up, is not really
> > conducive to that.
> > 
> > Steve
> Really?  I thought the mythtv upnp server had sub directories that 
> filtered that sort of thing (filters based on date, channel, title, 
> ect...).  But, as I said, I could not get anything to play in these 
> directories.  I was only able to play the shows in the "honking big 
> list" (i.e. at the first level w/o any filtering).

Hmmm. I could well be talking out of my bottom with respect to UPnP.
It's definitely a big monster list in the internal XBMC stuff using the
Myth protocol though. This of course makes it a bit useless as a MythTV
frontend substitute.

Of course it's one thing for MythTV to organise everything in nice sub
directories for UPnP, but if the server and client don't inter-operate
properly, then its as good as non-existent functionality...

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