[mythtv-users] Bluray player to play mythtv recordings and videos

belcampo belcampo at zonnet.nl
Sun Dec 5 16:30:17 UTC 2010

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Saturday, December 04, 2010 04:41:55 pm Josh White wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>>> On Saturday, December 04, 2010 11:03:51 am belcampo wrote:
>>>> Has anybody any experience with using such a player as
>>>> frontend-player ?
>>> I'm not aware of any way to play a BR disk directly under Linux.
>>> You can use Makemkv to stream it to something like VLC, or rip the
>>> disk to a file and play that. If it can be played directly I'm not
>>> aware of how.
>> I think OP's talking about going the other way; using a blu-ray
>> player as a frontend. I'm not aware of it being done, but I
>> certainly would be cool.
> I guess I thought "frontend player" meant a player *for* the frontend.
> But I think you're right, and hacking a BR player to run a Myth frontend 
> would be pretty cool.
Using sort of "xgrabbing mythfrontend-windows" and exporting it via 
Apache to the Bluray player and when selecting to play a recording do 
something like export the file as http://some_dir/somefile.mpg:some_port 
to the Bluray player.
Would this be doable ?
> I think it's more likely that we could hack something like a Popcorn 
> Hour or other NMT to run a F/E, and also use a BR drive.
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