[mythtv] MythTV and Twitter

jam jam at tigger.ws
Fri Nov 28 12:27:54 UTC 2008

On Friday 28 November 2008 21:00:01 mythtv-dev-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> >> 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-recording
> >>s-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
> frontend.

Before I start, can anybody point me toward howto: 
'... just pipes it to the OSD on your frontend ...'

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