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

  • Rewrite OSD.
  • Improve support for HD audio codecs and output.
  • Playback and menu support for the Bluray disk format.
  • Switch MythMusic to use MythUI.
  • Move backend configuration into mythbackend MediaServer? (mini-http server), eliminating mythtv-setup
  • [MFileSystemWatcher Background scanning and notifications for content in Storage Groups.]

High Priority

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)