[mythtv-users] OT: Nokia N900

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Nov 22 03:45:51 UTC 2009

Richard Morton wrote:
> Interesting stuff.
> I would think it is fairly trivial to hack the code to a) open a menu of 
> front ends on startup
> b) open tv guide not live tv when selecting live tv
> c) instead of starting local playback (through program guide, mythmusic 
> or mythvideo) connect to remote frontend using telnet and starting playback
> And then a little less trivial d) create an on screen remote control for 
> remaining functions
> Even better would be to enable local and remote control paradigms...
> This would take this interface way way beyond mythtomer which from what 
> I remember was a simple remote control interface on a tablet which 
> doesn't use a tablets strengths or able to show dynamic content on the 
> tablet.
> There of course would be other work, but this would be soooo cool.
> Unfortunately that post is 2 years old and I am on a mobile device, is 
> the project still active?
> R
> Please excuse brevity and mistakes, this email was composed on a mobile 
> phone.
> Thanks and regards,
> Richard Morton
> 07899750400
>> On 21 Nov 2009 15:41, "aaron" <memoryguy at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:memoryguy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 09:58, Richard Morton 
>> <richard.e.morton at gmail.com <mailto:richard.e.morton at gmail.com>> 
>> wrote: > Aaron, can you s...
>> Hi Richard,
>> I haven't actually used it myself, but I think this is what I was 
>> talking about:
>> http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=18270
>> I looked into it at one point, but I think it required Qt and MySQL to
>> be installed, plus a list of other stuff a kilometre (I'm Canadian ;-)
>> ) long. I had my doubts it would fit well in the device's limited root
>> FS, and I still haven't been brave enough to try cloning the OS to an
>> SD card.
>> As far as I understand it was a port of the "true" interface...
>> meaning it would function as a distinct frontend, presumably trying to
>> display the video locally on the device. Around the time I got the
>> device I thought it would be cool to have an interface that could be
>> run on the device to select a recording (or whatever) and then have it
>> play on the main TV frontend, similar to what someone (you?) outlined
>> a little while back.

If you are looking for a remote, there is mythetomer which uses 
bluetooth or wireless, together with the telnet interface, to make your 
N8X0 into a reasonably capable remote.
There is also MythMote if you have an iPhone...

Hmm that give's me 4 remotes!


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