[mythtv] Idea: Browse and download shows from remote backends
gkruse at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 17:57:16 UTC 2005
We discussed something similar to this for "mobile backends" i.e.
laptops some time ago. Check the archives.
On Jun 5, 2005, at 10:59 AM, Devan Lippman wrote:
> This sounds a lot like p2p filesharing. I think we all know where
> that leads...
> On 6/5/05, Min Idzelis <min123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an idea for a plugin and I was wondering if it could be done.
> Maybe some people with more familiarity with the inner workings of
> myth can let me know what they think.
> Would it be possible to write a plugin for the frontend that will
> allow you to browse and download available recordings on different
> backends? I imagine a menu option "Other backends" which will lead to
> a list of hosts available to connect to. Clicking on a host would
> bring up the available recordings on that host. From there choose to
> download a recording to your local backend. When the download was
> complete, your recording database would be updated and the downloaded
> program will show up in your recorded list.
> This is almost the same as what the slave backend gives you - but the
> slave backend streams the video to you (right?) so its not useful for
> low-bandwith links (cable modems) So, the idea in a nutshell: Do a
> backend-to-backend copy, update the recording database, and slap a
> pretty UI on top of it to make it pretty.
> What do you think? Would the myth protocol need to be modified at all
> for this? I imagine all you have to do is request a stream from the
> remote backend but instead of displaying it save the show to disk
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