[mythtv-users] Separate "clean" / "dirty" outputs?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Dec 12 21:17:57 UTC 2011

On 12/12/2011 15:23, Christopher Peters wrote:
> Will that get me two simultaneous outputs?

No.  MythTV is currently designed for normal consumer needs, which 
typically mean one computer for one playback on one display.  It will 
not multiplex a single instance of playback to multiple outputs.

Depending on what you want to accomplish, there are a couple 
possibilities.  If you just want an independent display for control, 
look into the old telnet interface and the new Services API.  You may 
want to check out this iOS application one of the MythTV developers is 
writing for an example of what you might do in regards to remote control 
of a frontend through the Services API.


If you're looking for something along the lines of a studio monitor 
(based off the email signature), where you need video and additional 
information on one screen, but video only for broadcast, you're going to 
be looking at some significant amount of programming work.  Mark Kendall 
or Daniel Kristjansson would know best what it would take to make such work.

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