[mythtv-users] Is there any way to determine what a frontend is doing?
tom at graniteskies.net
Sat Dec 4 22:28:16 UTC 2010
On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 12/4/2010 16:30, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 12/4/2010 16:27, Jim Stichnoth wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Tom Flair<tom at graniteskies.net> wrote:
>>>> As the subject reads, is there any way of telling what a remote frontend
>>>> doing? ie, sitting idle, playing back a video from mythvideo (with
>>>> or filename), playing back a recording (title or filename would be
>>>> idling after launching an external program (ie mame, mplayer, xine,
>>> Assuming you have the network control interface enabled on the frontend:
>>> $ nc 192.168.0.208 6546
>>> MythFrontend Network Control
>>> Type 'help' for usage information
>>> # query location
>>> # quit
>> There. Fixed that for you.
> In case this needs explanation, telnet uses 7-bit ASCII. If the frontend
> sends a non-ASCII character, which it _will_ do if you are currently
> watching a show with one in its title or subtitle, the telnet client will
> interpret it incorrectly as a control code, resulting in unpredictable
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That is fantastic, thank you both for the quick reply and explanation.
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