[mythtv-users] New MythTV Web/Internet Video Plugin
derliebegott at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 09:23:37 UTC 2009
2009/12/22 Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:22 PM, nospam312 <nospam312 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2009/12/15 Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>:
>>> > Wanted to share something that has been percolating for a few weeks
>>> > that you might enjoy. As most of you know, there have been many,
>>> > many, many efforts to add a "Internet Video" plugin to Myth over the
>>> > past few years, but each of them had serious issues, whether they be
>>> > code, design, terms of service violations, or a number of others.
>>> > With that in mind, I asked Doug Vaughan (who wrote the TVDB grabber
>>> > and Jamu) if he was interested in working with me on a new plugin for
>>> > Myth.
>> If this is as extensible, open and usable as it appears, MythNetvision +
>> the new Mythvideo would eliminate most of my need to use Boxee and XBMC.
>> Pretty f'ing cool.
> A little update on this week's work that might interest people, but
> first, two new video to illustrate the point:
> The things you will see here that might be interesting to you:
> 1) RSS video feed management from the tree. In addition to having
> tree grabbers, you can also subscribe to video RSS feeds and use them
> just as you might a tree view. Eventually I'll probably work out some
> sort of autodownload mechanism. The download code will probably be
> very rudimentary for the first release. You will be able to download
> and play videos, but true recording-style integration will probably be
> a goal for a later date.
> 2) "MythVideo Style" list, browse, and gallery views.
> 3) New Grabbers, and Doug has done a lot of work to improve the links
> returned, such that Youtube, Vimeo, Blip.TV, MTV, and Dailymotion all
> return full screen autoplay videos.
> 4) I've done a tiny bit of work to theme a default "fallback" for the
> theme so that it can be used with any theme, although individual theme
> authors will probably want to theme their own take on it.
> We're still a ways from being able to release, mostly due to code
> issues that I have to work out. Though obviously in my video I show
> you what works, there's a fair amount that doesn't. File download is
> very, very basic. There are still a fair number of major issues
> mostly dealing with image downloading. There's some ugliness in the
> tree building from having different data types associated with buttons
> in the same tree (RSS sites, grabber scripts, and video objects).
> It's stuff I've really got to work out because it would disappoint you
> if I released it now. I still have to finish and verify the external
> download and playback stuff works. Things are tentatively looking
> good for a release by .23, but it's the holidays and anything can
Wonderful job Robert. It is looking great.
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