[mythtv-users] Airplay Support?

Mark Kendall mark.kendall at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 17:26:36 UTC 2011

On 18 October 2011 17:30, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Anthony Giggins
>> <seven at seven.dorksville.net> wrote:
>>> The protocol has been reverse engineered for some time now and is in XBMC
>>> http://blog.technologeek.org/airtunes-v2
>>> and there is also python wrapper script
>>> https://github.com/PascalW/Airplayer
>>> has anyone looked any further into adding this into mythtv?
>>> if not I may look into writing a backend script for the python airplayer
>> The backend stuff just looks like a series of wrapper commands to interact
>> with a piece of software and telling it to play a given URL as well as
>> stop/start/etc. commands.  MythTV already has a telnet interface with a PLAY
>> command.  It seems like it would be easy for the backend script to simply
>> open the frontend telnet port and issue:
>> play file URL
>> and then also issue pause/play commands as needed
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Telnet#play
> Nevermind.  It seems I missed that it's a myth:// URL only.  But that does
> seem the logical place in code to add support to play any URL by invoking
> the player.

You should find it'll work with any supported url. In master that is
myth://, http:// (a bit hit and miss at the moment) or a plain local
file url. It's not clear to me what the url in this case is however.

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