[mythtv-users] Advice please: school mythtv project
nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 03:02:21 UTC 2010
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Phil Wild <philwild at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have built a mythtv system for my children's primary school.
> Each classroom currently has projector/interactive whiteboard as the
> display device. Unfortunately, everything is MS Windows based and
> there is no way of changing that. I have had a play around with xbmc
> and the windows port of mythtv and both are not ideal so I have
> decided not to use a frontend.
> I have a backend running on a small PC with 1TB of disk storage and a
> Nova-T 500 dual DVB-T card installed.
> I have modified the css files under mythweb to remove all icons/menu
> options for settings (just using visibility: hidden), mythvideo, etc
> etc so that the only functionality available within mythweb is
> recording and viewing recordings. Mythweb is secured so that only the
> teachers can get into it. Once in however, anyone can set up recording
> schedules or delete recordings. You can still get into the guts of
> mythweb if you know the full URL (e.g. mythweb/settings etc).
> The teachers (once instructed how) will be able to record TV via
> mythweb, then display it in their classrooms using the streaming
> capability of mythweb and VLC under MS Windows.
> All recordings are automatically commflagged and if all goes well with
> some samples (I am in Australia) I may switch on automatic transcoding
> with removal of the commercials (haven't quite figured out how to do
> this yet but guessing it is all in the wiki). As vlc is being used, I
> am guessing that I should probably de-interlace as part of the
> transcoding process. Is this the best way?
> And now the questions...
> Has anyone done something similar and if so, what was the reaction
> within the school? Was it well received and used?
> Does anyone have any suggestions on further improvements to what I am
> doing, or ideas towards something better than myth for this if it even
My first thoughts are on legality. Then again IAAL. In NZ law, which
may be different in Oz, it is only legal for A to time-shift for "A's
personal use or the personal use of a member of the household in which
A lives or both"
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