[mythtv] MythTV and Twitter

Colin Guthrie mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Nov 27 23:18:41 UTC 2008

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2008, at 1:20 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The MythTV wiki says you should "ask" on this mailing list to see if 
>> your MythTV plugin idea has already been done or not.  So I'm asking....
>> So as a project that I can use to learn how to write a MythTV plugin, 
>> and at the same time, do something that seems would be useful for some 
>> people, I thought I'd write a MythTV plugin that lets you see Twitter 
>> updates on your TV.  (Kind of like how some Set Top Boxes will show 
>> the phone number and name of the person calling your phone, on the TV.)
>> Has anyone else done this already?
>> Note... I'm already aware of this: 
>> http://www.nugatory.co.uk/~mark/2007/08/29/twitter-your-mythtv-recordings-with-a-perl-userjob/  
>> And what's I'm proposing is different than it.
> I haven't seen anything like that. Sounds like a great idea. I'm more of 
> a facebook person so you've prompted me to look into writing a perl 
> script to parse through facebook status updates and display them in the 
> osd. Thanks. :)

Cool. Please share that when you're done :)

But I think you raise an important point that could help Charles which 
is that it's probably not a full blown myth plugin that would be needed 
to do this but some kind of script (perl/python/whatever) that can load 
the twitter information you want and just pipes it to the OSD on your 



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