MythTV for iPhone
chris.carey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 09:50:30 MDT 2008
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dave Smith wrote:
> > Chris Carey wrote:
> >> MythTV for iPhone allows you to watch your TV shows recorded on your
> >> MythTV DVR on your iPhone.
> > Awesome!!! I presume it will also work with iPod Touch?
> Should. It's a just a web app, although designed to work in Safari on
> the iPhone/iPod. All the magic of actually watching the shows is simply
> a transcoding to mpeg-4 on the backend, and then embedding the video in
> a html page that the built-in quicktime viewer (hardware accelerated of
> course) can display. Very simple concept, but very cool, and well done.
> However you can't watch live TV. For me, personally, I don't care much
> about live TV, so it promises to work very well.
> I presume the code that will be released is the custom web backend stuff
> (kind of like mythweb, but for the iPhone). Thanks Chris!
Yep, you're on the money. It's just a web app that is the equivalent
to MythWeb, but with Joe Hewett's iUI iPhone/iPod interface so it
looks pretty on the iPhone/iTouch.
I would also like to incorporate the iPhone remote for MythTV into
this project (if it's license allows it), but that is a lower
It would be awesome if we could get ffmpeg to transcode on-the-fly and
stream on a file that is still being written to. This could open up
the door to live TV watching. However, on my hardware it is taking
appx 1 hour to transcode the file to quicktime on a 1 hour show! not
too snappy, not sure if on-the-fly will be possible.
There are already significant improvements on my development branch
over what is being shown in the demo.
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