[mythtv-users] Controlling mythtv from a web browser
dm at netsol.com.au
Thu Aug 11 07:01:45 UTC 2005
The Xbox version of mythfrontend uses python to control myth, you can find it a sourceforge
Cheers David M
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of Kevin Kuphal
Sent: Thursday, 11 August 2005 11:56 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Controlling mythtv from a web browser
Phill Edwards wrote:
>>I was wondering if anybody has actually managed to control mythtv from a web
>>browser. I know you can schedule recordings and all that good stuff using
>>Mythweb, but I was wondering if you can use a browser to change channels, start
>>and end recordings etc etc.
>>If you could do use a browser then you could use a cheapo colour wireless PDA
>>rather than an expensive colour iPronto. This has all sort's of nice features
>>that even expensive remote controls can't match. It's easy enough to knock up a
>>web site, a PHP/Mythtv interface would be very interesting though.
>>This would allow you to choose music through the PDA rather than the screen,
>>which free's you from having to be in the right position in the room.
>>Information on music choice could be sent back to the PDA rather than to the TV.
>>I've googled for a large number of options on this and failed to find anything,
>>so figure I'm not using the right search options.
>>I suppose what I want is a nice API to mythtv that I can use. This API should
>>return information as well, so that rules out a hack to LIRC.
>Couple of things I can think of:
>1) install vnc server which you could then control through a java
>applet VNC viewer in a browser.
>2) Have a look at MythWifi - I think that's desiged to allow PDAs to
Interesting, I hadn't seen MythWifi yet. I think there was also some
work done on a Python interface to the Myth protocol that could easiliy
be adapted to this use as well. Probably an archive search would turn
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