[mythtv-users] Streaming video / music to a wii
ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 16:04:34 UTC 2007
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On Feb 6, 2007, at 19.40, Adam Skinner wrote:
> I've just purchased a nintendo wii and I'm wondering of ways to
> using mythtv and / or plugins (music + pics) with my new device. It
> has web browser built by opera which can handle flash.
> So a solution to view mythtv recordings using this capability would
> seem most likely route. I have previously setup myth to change
> recordings into a flash file by running a command after
> recording; then using mythweb to serve this content. I wasn't keen
> on the extra processing for many recordings that I never watched.
> Does anyone know of a way of streaming content by transcoding on
> the fly into flash?
FFMPEG can produce FLV. You could set it as a particular user job, so
it can be applied only to certain recordings (like new episodes of
CSI, or Heroes, or Deal or No Deal, or Scrubs, whatever it is you
watch regularly. Not sure about doing it on the fly, though...
Perhaps clicking on a recording could trigger a Perl script that
starts converting the video upon clicking, then after a pre-
determined pause (to ensure that there's a file to read with more
than a handful of bytes of video to read) it sends the browser over
to the FLV file. But can FLV be played when incomplete?
I could actually see a lot of use for this. It could turn anything
with a web browser and a flash plug-in into a basic Myth front-end
(except the PSP, which, for some unimaginable reason, Sony has
decided to exclude FLV playback from its Flash plug-in...).
> Any other suggestions for wii intergration would be welcomed. Upnp
> a pipe dream? Wii layout for mythweb?
UPnP is actually in development right now (it might already be
implemented, I'll admit I'm not totally up-to-snuff with what 0.20 or
SVN offers these days, I'm sticking with my dinosaur 0.19-fixes until
I get something with a half-decent graphics card). A Wii-friendly
layout for MythWeb doesn't seem too insane. MythWeb supports
skinning, and I remember there was a WAP-friendly skin. Examining
that might be a good starting point.
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