[mythtv-users] True IP-STB front end with MythWeb and
MythstreamTV - Any one done this?
david.whyte at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 06:41:55 UTC 2005
On 9/6/05, Dean Oliffe <dean at commcord.net> wrote:
> I have been playing with MythTv and think the product is great. Only issue
> that I can see is the frontend being locked to a PC (home theatre version etc).
> Has anyone looked at IP-STB's like the Amino A103, A110, A124 or IP-STB's
> from other manufacturers like DTVRO&TCOM?
> I can see that some work has occurred in the MythstreamTv side but then we
> would be using VLC to do the streaming via http:// and not RTSP:// which
> would correctly support VOD access. Also MPEG2 TS (transport stream) would
> need to be supported from the backend of MythTv as well.
> I don't want to have PC's in the lounge room, kids room or any other
> location (other then the computer room) when I can get a IP-STB for AUD$300
> or less each.
> The amino IP-STB's have full browsers, can support flash, small (like 120mm
> x 120mm x 30mm) and built for the exact function of sitting next to the TV
> and come with keyboard and remote control.
> Now I can multicast to my amino using VLC in two seconds but what I want to
> do is access the mythtv content and be able to control that.
> So are others interested in being able to do that? Anyone already working
> on it? What do we need to do to get it working?
> I am in Melbourne Australia so if there is a software guru who is local I
> can loan some hardware for development (ie the IP-STB's) but we would need
> to know if others are interested in this approach aside from myself.
> Comments and feedback please.
> Dean Oliffe
Count me in as a fellow Aussie who would be keen in a cheap, simple
STB player. I have tried the Mythbox route and have so far been a
I am also a developer, but I am mainly a Java weenie, so some of this
l337! stuff that goes on with Myth is generally well above me. That
said, I don't mind dabbling in new stuff.
Do you have a link to some info about this IP-STB sutff?
I have GMail invites, if you want one, email me direct.
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