[mythtv-users] Query playback position from frontend

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Jan 17 06:16:40 UTC 2011

On 1/17/2011 00:50, diespambox at gmx.net wrote:
> Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  wrote:
>> On 1/15/2011 17:40, Michael Robinson wrote:
>>> The telnet interface doesn't appear to have this ability.
>> The frontend does not have a telnet interface.  The backend does not
>> have a telnet interface.  Those are both raw socket interfaces.  Please
>> do not use a telnet client to connect to either.
> Why, what's the problem with telnet? It seems to work fine...

Telnet is ASCII.  The frontend control socket is unicode.  If the 
frontend sends characters >127, the telnet client will interpret them as 
control code, and behave unpredictably.

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