MythIpTV Beta 1

    Some folk at LCA expressed interest in my video blog aggregator for MythTV. I've cleaned it up, and just sent out the first release:

      Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 09:38:04 -0800
      From: Michael Still 
      To: Discussion about mythtv 
      Subject: MythIpTv Beta 1
      
      Hi.
      
      I've been recently wanting a video blog aggregator which integrates with
      MythTV. Specifically, I wanted the videos to appear as recordings. I've
      had a horrible script for that for a few months, but ended up cleaning
      it up when it occurred to me that Akimbo (http://www.akimbo.com) is just
      a per user RSS feed, and something a lot like MythTV.
      
      So, I wrote MythIpTv. It takes RSS feeds, imports the entries in the
      feed and builds a TODO list. It then downloads shows and imports them
      into the MythTV recordings menu.
      
      The code has only been tested by me, so if you're interested in giving
      it a try, please take good backups. You can find the code here:
      http://www.stillhq.com/mythtv/mythiptv/source/beta-1/mythiptv
      
      Before use, you need to make a temporary data directory in your current
      working directory:
      
      mkdir data
      
      You use mythiptv like this:
      
      ./mythiptv --url <url to RSS feed> <show title>
      
      or
      
      ./mythiptv --file <RSS file on local disk> <show title>
      
      I've been using Google Video to test this, as the AVI format they use is
      natively supported by the MythTV player. This isn't true for a lot of
      RSS feeds and transcoding isn't implemented yet, so if you want
      something to test with, you might want to use the same command line as me:
      
      ./mythiptv --url
      "http://video.google.com/videofeed?type=search&q=engedu&so=1&num=20&output=rss"
      "Goole EngEdu"
      
      That command just builds a TODO list. You then need to download some of
      the shows. You do that like this:
      
      ./mythiptv --download <number of shows to download>
      
      Once downloaded, the shows will appear in the recordings menu.
      
      I would be really interested in people's comments on the code, and
      suggestions for improvement. There are a couple of things I know about
      already:
      
       - it really needs transcoding
       - the is no graphical UI yet
      
      Cheers,
      Mikal
      


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