[mythtv-users] Will Myth do this?

Kevin Robbins robbinsck at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 13:12:22 UTC 2007

Ok, very good information.  Actually being able to view Live tv and recordings via Mythweb will be a very great addition. I think I can make VLC do the task if I deem it necessary or even use my slingbox. I did get the slingplayer to work in wine. But would much rather stick to all open source.   First things first though. 

Does anyone actually use the Twinhan DVB-S cards? I will be viewing Dishnetork satelite with them. Do they streamline well with MythTV? 

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>

Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 08:59:30 
To:Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Will Myth do this?

On 10/21/2007 07:09 AM, Dean Harding wrote:
> Kevin Robbins wrote:
>> 1. Will mythweb allow remote viewing over the internet in a browser somewhat like a slingbox?
> Yes, mythweb is just a regular website, running in Apache. So as long as 
> you set up your firewall correctly, mythweb can be made available from 
> the internet (you can set up a password in mythweb for security, or you 
> can use Apache's built-in security).

Well, the answer is, "Yes," but there's more to it than that.  The
question Kevin seemed to be asking was, "Will I be able to watch
recordings/LiveTV over the Internet using MythWeb?" (not, "Will I be
able to see the program listings over the Internet using MythWeb?"). 
Though the answer is, "Yes," it's more accurately, "Yes, but not yet."

MythTV 0.20 has no capability for this.  You'd need to use some external
program(s) to accomplish this.  I.e. vlc or whatever.

Trunk SVN has a prototype/proof-of-concept for streaming recordings to a
Flash player.  However, the proof-of-concept is /not/ ready, so if 0.21
were released tomorrow, it would be removed beforehand.  There is a lot
of additional backend support required before this will become a
"normal" part of MythWeb.

I, personally, find that copying high-resolution/high-bitrate recordings
to a drive (i.e. my laptop drive) before traveling provides
significantly better quality and usability.  Unless you've got several
Mbps of upstream bandwidth (and a matching downstream bandwidth with
good quality), you'll probably find that you're very limited in the
bitrate that can be uploaded.  Besides, my backends (Athlon XP 2400+ and
2000+) can't even decode my TV (all HDTV) in real-time--let alone
transcode it in real time--so I'm unlikely to ever use the watch via
MythWeb capability, even once it's finished.

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