[mythtv-users] Re: MythTV and streaming MPEG2 over UDP
mythjoe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 15:22:44 UTC 2004
Could one create a gasket server that talks to Myth on one side and
provides standard media interfaces on the other?
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 11:05:10 +1100, Doug Scoular <dscoular at cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Steve Malenfant wrote:
> >I think MythTV needs to change. I think that the MythFrontend should
> >go away. Before everybody says I'm crazy, read why I'm saying this.
> >1 - MythBackend works fine.
> >2 - MythFrontend is the problem for most folks, HDTV not working,
> >display issues, etc...
> >3 - The Web Interface needs to be adapted to be used by external client.
> >Videolan (VLC) uses MPEG-2 over IP. It can use a SAP server to
> >receive programming (I'm not sure to which extent).
> I really don't think this is crazy at all. I mentioned
> this a while ago on this list. I love that VLC lets you
> transcode streams in real-time on the fly. This means that it's
> incredibly flexible. I use it to stream Myth recorded shows
> via my crappy 802.11b 11mbps network. The combination
> of VLC and Myth would be a fantastic step forward IMHO.
> The interaction between the frontend and backend could
> begin to embrace standards and interoperate with a whole
> slew of content producing/consuming devices.
> The combination of Myth + VLC + UPnP/Zeroconf would
> be a wonderful thing. In fact, there appears to have been
> some work done on this at:
> But I can never quite figure out how the cyber MediaGate
> actually fits together. Has anyone got it working ?
> Don't get me wrong, I love the Myth frontend/backend but the
> communications between the two could begin to
> move towards more standard based protocols.
> I suspect, however, that this may just be way too much
> work and there may be good reasons why Myth needs
> it's own bespoke protocol.
> Doug Scoular
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