wiki:FutureDevelopment

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Possible Future Development Tasks

This is not a general feature request list (for that, go to the wiki), these are items that the people actively contributing code to MythTV have identified as important to the future of MythTV, or intend to develop themselves.

If you see things you would like to work on, please email the mythtv-dev list for details/questions/etc.

In Progress

High Priority

  • Incorporate the MythVideo, MythMusic and MythGallery plugins into the core app? Allow the user interface to be consolidated more.
  • Switch to a web-based setup? using the in-built webserver in mythbackend and replacing mythtv-setup.
  • Switch to embedded mysql for the database to simplify initial configuration.
  • Re-implement orphan and optimization perl scripts as internal housekeeping tasks.
  • MythFileSystemWatcher? for background scanning of content in storage groups.
  • Support for playback of ISO and VIDEO_TS folders over storage groups to allow removal of local file support.

Normal Priority

  • A more standard communication protocol between the frontend/backend/etc. Currently uses a custom protocol, and it would be nice to replace with something that's more of a standard. Note: this really needs to be fairly efficient, since this is a common task. Parsing XML queries/responses several hundred times a second really isn't a good thing to be spending CPU time on.
  • Improve developer documentation by doxygenifying all the major classes, and the major subsystems of MythTV.
  • Merge of recording and MythVideo? database tables.
  • Split of mythbackend into a two programs; one for performing scheduling, file serving, and jobqueue, the other for handling capture inputs.
  • Rework of jobqueue to remove special handling of transcoding/commflagging, and remove the four-userjob limit.
  • Revamp of perl bindings.
  • Additional official bindings: php (split from MythWeb?), ruby, java, ...
  • Revamp of nuvexport.
  • Support for VAAPI hardware decoding (for AMD, Intel, and PowerVR chips)
  • Support for CrystalHD hardware decoding (to be provided largely by upstream support in FFMPEG)