[mythtv-users] Taking one input, formatting, appending second output
myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jun 27 03:41:42 UTC 2007
On Jun 26, 2007, at 8:34 PM, Dan Trainor wrote:
> HI, all -
> I have no clue what to call this, so I went ahead and did the best I
> could in the subject. Hopefully I'll be able to explain a better idea
> of what I'm trying to do here.
> I was asked to figure out a pretty unique problem, in the sense that
> we're trying to go for a setup that will take one traditional input -
> RCA, Coax, what have you - and display that on the top ~80% of the
> processed output, whilst playing some other content on the bottom
> 20% of
> the output. The idea is, display the normal content on top, but have
> some other content on the bottom, such as the stock ticker often
> seen on
> CNN. I don't know exactly what content that will be, but I'm thinking
> and hoping just an infinitely looping video of some sort.
> I know this is pretty far-fetched, but I was hoping that MythTV had a
> mechanism to allow this behavior so I could investigate it further.
> I've seen MythTV do some pretty amazing things, and I'm hoping this is
> just another one of those things.
Can you describe "some other content"? If it's just text like a stock
ticker, you can use mythtvosd to scroll the text along the bottom of
the screen. I wrote a perl script that pulls in all the news feeds I
have specified in MythNews and scrolls them across the bottom of the
screen this way. If it's anything but text, someone else would have
to answer. No idea. :)
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