[mythtv-users] Does anyone have MythTv running on the iPad yet?
chasedouglas.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 21:51:47 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Chase Douglas
<chasedouglas.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm downloading the iPhone OS 3.2 sdk right now, and I've glanced
> through the API diffs. The main change in 3.2 is that there is now
> programmatic control over the media player. I presume this control is
> also extended into the built-in media playback UI as well. The reason
> this is a big deal is that OS 3.1 only has two UIs when streaming
> video. In the past, if the stream is "live" (i.e. has no end yet) you
> got three buttons: play/pause, rewind 30s, ffwd to end of stream (i.e.
> go to "live"). If you think about this, that basically makes a mythtv
> app near useless.
> However, we now have control. If the built-in UIs don't support free
> seeking in a stream, we can make our own UIs because there are API
> calls to programmatically do so. The remaining question is: do these
> API calls work in a live stream? It's possible that we still only have
> seek control in a non-live stream. I wouldn't put it past Apple to
> have done this, as annoying as it would be. We'll have to wait and see
> because there's no beta images to install on a real device yet
> (there's only an sdk). Maybe the SDK will give us an idea as to what's
> possible through the simulator, maybe not.
Just as I feared. According to a cryptic reply on the developer
forums, it seems there's still no new seeking support for live
streamed content in iPhone OS 3.2. Without it, MythTV on iPhone in any
form is severely hampered.
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