Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#6906 closed enhancement (Won't Fix)

LiveTV http Stream

Reported by: buehlmann@… Owned by: markk
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: unknown
Severity: medium Keywords: livetv stream http
Cc: Ticket locked: no


This patch enables livetv streaming through the mythbackend's http server.

To watch a channel, go to http://[backend-address]:6544/livetv/[channel-num]

If available, the stream uses the recording profile called "Stream TV". With the live tanscoder patch, this profile can be setup such that the stream gets transcoded to a different format.

Attachments (4)

livetv_http_stream.patch (11.4 KB) - added by buehlmann@… 11 years ago.
livetv_http_stream.2.patch (9.7 KB) - added by buehlmann@… 11 years ago.
backendlog (18.6 KB) - added by pik 11 years ago.
stream.png (131.0 KB) - added by pik 11 years ago.

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Change History (8)

Changed 11 years ago by buehlmann@…

Attachment: livetv_http_stream.patch added

Changed 11 years ago by buehlmann@…

Attachment: livetv_http_stream.2.patch added

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by pik

Sorry, but I do not suceed to get this working with svn 21583. Please have a look a the printscreen and the mythbackendlog enclosed. Are there specific instructions to follow or settings to configure ?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by robertm

Please do not use trac as a support forum. Direct questions to the mailing list, not to the ticket.

Changed 11 years ago by pik

Attachment: backendlog added

Changed 11 years ago by pik

Attachment: stream.png added

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by robertm

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to markk
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by markk

Resolution: Won't Fix
Status: assignedclosed

In general, I think this is useful functionality to have but the approach and patch need a lot of work:-

  • the patch is incomplete (it has a hard coded tuner number) and makes no attempt to find the correct tuner for the channel.
  • it needs updating for trunk (trivial enough)
  • the actual streaming does not work. Streaming to mplayer does get a picture at least, but playback is pretty broken. Streaming to vlc and mythavtest does not work.
  • there is no handling of scheduling conflicts for the livetv channel (e.g. what happens when the backend wants to claim the tuner for a recording - probably other related issues as well).
  • I've not tested but presumably streaming ends at the end of the current program.

If someone wants to update for trunk and start addressing some of these issues, then please re-open with a revised patch.

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