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MythTouchMote is a design for a frontend where the playback and the user-interface are seperated onto different devices (front-end device plays back the media and a tablet provides the control).
 
MythTouchMote is a design for a frontend where the playback and the user-interface are seperated onto different devices (front-end device plays back the media and a tablet provides the control).
  
This concept is very different from using the on-screen keyboard from Mythweb on a laptop or tabet to control the existing frontend, because buttons are named for tasks, it's a goal orientated interface opposed to a command-key oriented interface.  
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This concept is very different from using the on-screen keyboard from Mythweb on a laptop or tablet to control the existing frontend, because buttons are named for tasks, it's a goal orientated interface opposed to a command-key oriented interface.  
  
At present MythTouchMote is jus a userinterface design. The designer is willing pay a bounty for it's creation by a developer. The author would be happy to accept offers of further bounties for this project.  
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At present MythTouchMote is just the concept for a user interface. A bounty is being offered for it's creation by a developer.
  
The specification is available from http://nafof.org.uk/mythtouchmote.pdf; questions, comments and additional contributions to the bounty, to user [http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User_talk:Richard.e.morton[richard.e.morton]].
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The specification is available from http://nafof.org.uk/MythTouchMote/MythTouchMote-20090701.pdf; questions, comments and additional contributions to the bounty, to user [http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User_talk:Richard.e.morton[richard.e.morton]].
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The idea is to develop the application in two parts:
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# a playback/ripping control system which runs as a daemon ideally and presents a simple API to connect to from higher layers. This would use existing playback engines such as VLC etc for playback.
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# a webserver application which presents a templatable interface on the tablet via AJAX
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Splitting it in this way permits further interfaces to be developed for specific devices in C++, Flash, etc - if necessary.
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Version History
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http://nafof.org.uk/MythTouchMote/MythTouchMote-20090701.pdf
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http://nafof.org.uk/MythTouchMote/MythTouchMote-20090410.pdf
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Latest revision as of 21:03, 24 September 2010

MythTouchMote is a design for a frontend where the playback and the user-interface are seperated onto different devices (front-end device plays back the media and a tablet provides the control).

This concept is very different from using the on-screen keyboard from Mythweb on a laptop or tablet to control the existing frontend, because buttons are named for tasks, it's a goal orientated interface opposed to a command-key oriented interface.

At present MythTouchMote is just the concept for a user interface. A bounty is being offered for it's creation by a developer.

The specification is available from http://nafof.org.uk/MythTouchMote/MythTouchMote-20090701.pdf; questions, comments and additional contributions to the bounty, to user [richard.e.morton].


The idea is to develop the application in two parts:

  1. a playback/ripping control system which runs as a daemon ideally and presents a simple API to connect to from higher layers. This would use existing playback engines such as VLC etc for playback.
  2. a webserver application which presents a templatable interface on the tablet via AJAX

Splitting it in this way permits further interfaces to be developed for specific devices in C++, Flash, etc - if necessary.

Version History http://nafof.org.uk/MythTouchMote/MythTouchMote-20090701.pdf http://nafof.org.uk/MythTouchMote/MythTouchMote-20090410.pdf