[mythtv-users] mythtv/master commit: 6ffb557d6 by Raymond Wagner (wagnerrp)

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Jul 11 20:23:43 UTC 2011

On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:02:12 +0100, Richard Morton
>  On Jul 11, 2011 8:47 PM, "Warpme"  wrote:
>  > I'm using perl telnet module to access FE.
>  > Telnet to FE is used by perl script I wrote to integrate home VoIP
with mythtv.
>  > Script queries FE for state and according to results it sends cmd to
pause/resume or OSD notifications about callerid
> Try nc instead of telnet. Not saying it is the cause but it is not a
> telent socket. You are supposed to use netcat / nc 

The original message complained about strange behavior when querying
location. The location during playback will display the title and subtitle
of the show being played back, which depending on location may very well
include UTF-8 text. Telnet is an ASCII protocol, and telnet clients cannot
handle UTF-8 text. Any properly behaving telnet client will interpret ASCII
(>127) characters as control codes, and react accordingly. Similarly, any
properly behaving telnet client will send various control codes which will
be interpreted to the control socket as text, and cause unpredictable

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