[mythtv] UPNP

Robert Houghton robbadler at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 22:24:24 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 2:32 AM, Matt Pyne <mattpyne at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have noticed there isn't much activity on the UPNP server inside
> mythbackend recently, so I have been working on it for my own home network.
>  I was particularly interested in getting it working with Windows Media
> Player 12 (Windows 7).
> I have started the work and have got quite a few patches to submit now.
>  Here is what I have done so far:
> 1. Fixed the problem with videos/music appearing multiple times in WMP12
> 2. Added code to detected the Upnp client and pass that though to the upnp
> handlers
> 3. Make Recorded programs appear under "Recorded TV" for WMP12
> 4. Minor bug-fixes around the http server.
> I can submit these patches, and I don't think they are
> particularly controversial.  I am currently testing with WMP12 (Windows 7),
> WMP11 (Windows Vista/XP), XBox and XBMC.  I don't have a PS3, so I will
> leave that to someone else!
> There appears to be some problems with the Xbox code, but I will work on
> that.
> However, here is the big change I have made for my own network, and I think
> it should be a change for trunk:
> 5. Drop the use of the upnpmedia table, and associated file scanning class.
>  Use the videometadata table instead.
> Currently the upnp server scans the video folders and adds the data to the
> upnpmedia table.  It then serves the upnp data from there.  This isn't
> very intuitive and I believe it should actually serve the same data as
> mythvideo.  This makes it easier for the end-user as they simply use the
> mythvideo interface they know and love and the upnp video will be the same
> as that in under Media Library on the frontend.  Using the videometadata
> table means we can serve the coverart, actors, description, run-time etc.
> easily and there is an existing interface to edit/download the meta-data.
> This would be a big change in the way the upnp server handles the video
> directories.
> What do those in the know think?  I have made the changes for my network,
> as it is something I require anyway.  I doubt we would upset many people
> making this change as I believe Upnp is a bit hit and miss at the moment,
> and it would be nice to make it work properly.
> Thanks,
> Matt.
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Has this patch been added? I have a PS3 that I would like to test against.
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