[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Modify mythweb flash streaming for an in progress recording (Formula 1)

David Whyte david.whyte at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 01:31:50 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Rob Smith <kormoc at mythtv.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:40 PM, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I realise that the mythweb flash streaming feature is not supported
>> and appears to be removed or on its way to removal in upcoming
>> releases.
> The removal is news to me...

Oh, I jumped to that conclusion based on some comments by Robert M on
the mailing list.  I may be completely wrong.

> cat also stops when it hit's a EOF. The correct way would be to sit a
> new process inbetween the file and ffmpeg, on EOF, close and reopen
> the file handle and seek to the old EOF position and start streaming
> again if there is new data.

That sounds hard! :(  I didn't realise cat hit the EOF if the file is
still being written (although I didn't expect it from ffmpeg either).
I know the commflagger can process an inprogress recording, so I
wonder if other mythtools (i.e. mythtranscode) is aware of in progress
recordings and handles the stream accordingly.  Or maybe using the
python bindings or mythXML will utilise any inbuilt ability of mythTV
to stream a file of an inprogress recording?

Bugger, maybe this isn't the 30 minute hack I thought it might be :P

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