[mythtv] Generic interface for getting video in to mythbackend
jsprenkle at gmail.com
Wed May 4 14:31:07 UTC 2005
> The configuration of IPTV that I'm working with uses multicast as the
> transport mechanism similar to how broadcast television uses the
> airwaves. Each channel of raw MPEG-2 data is streamed from the head end
> down the pipe, and clients watch the channels by tuning in to the proper
> multicast group.
Since it's encoded using mpeg2, and the Hauppage PVR250 produces an
mpeg2 stream, it might be just as simple as getting the stream from the
tcp/ip to appear as a file ( /dev/video5 or something similar ). You could
then add it as a 'tuner'. A simple driver might do the trick with existing
Is all the content encoded using the same codec?
How would the content providers get their show air times into the tv listings?
> > The big questions for me are:
> > "Is there anything worth watching on that channel?"
> > Is the protocol free of commercial entanglements? Can anyone feed video
> > or would I be just working to put money in someone else's pockets?
> I work for a company that's currently deploying IPTV services, so yes..
> There will be plenty for me to watch. :-) And multicast is a part of the
> IP stack, so it's free for all.
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