[mythtv-users] Windows Media Center w/ Cable Card used as MythTV Tuner

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Mon Dec 14 16:30:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:

> But if you already had a Windows Media Center PC...

But if the files it generates are encrypted, how are you going to play them
in Myth? It might be a good idea to find someone using a Windows MC system
and ask them about it. Perhaps it doesn't store the files encrypted, though
from what I have read online about them, that's unlikely. To use it as a
tuner, you would need an API to tell Windows when to record and such. I'm
not familiar with how they do things, so I don't know if one exists. If it
does, you could write a bridge driver to use the Myth backend protocol and
when it gets recording requests, you translate to the Windows API and
record. Easy enough in theory, but there are a lot of unknowns.
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