[clug] MythTV on TransACT

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Tue Aug 22 10:57:48 GMT 2006

Hi Paul, 
 With regular dvb cards around 80 bucks nowadays transact is just not worth the
 bother for this. vlc already works out of the box, you can easily write a
 script to launch vlc based on times found in the db from mythtv, and even
 insert the program into the db so you can watch using mythtv. Other than maybe
 watching foxtel that way, there is no point though. I believe many of the
 foxtel channels are encrypred so you cant multicast them (e.g. disney channel).

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 08:37:16PM +1000, Paul wrote:
> Looks like some thing in the pipleline for MythTV development scheduled 
> for 0.21 to enable Multicast recording. This meansby current timelines 
> it will be about mid next year.
> Paul
> On 22/08/2006 6:52 PM, George Bray wrote:
> >Actually, that was me :)
> >
> >The D1 people got it sort of working, but they lost interest in
> >finishing the job.  So it is possible, though I'm not sure if it was a
> >bash or C++ level effort.
> >
> >I've never heard of these VDSL cards. TransACT is probably the only
> >network using VDSL to the CPE, and Marconi has long given up making
> >the modems.
> >
> >I haven't worked there for more than a year, but I don't think the
> >situation on a new STB or PVR has changed.
> >
> >As for any effort in getting MythTV to acquire multicast channels,
> >I've got ~40 channels on the Uni Canberra network which might make a
> >good test bed.  I'd be interested in making this happen, but I'm no
> >C++ boy.
> >
> >http://uctv.canberra.edu.au
> >
> >   geo
> >
> >
> >On 8/22/06, Paul <mylists at wilsononline.id.au> wrote:
> >>I'm pretty sure someone at TransACT did get MythTV working with there TV
> >>but it was purely un-official and I think they used a VDSL card which is
> >>cheating as these are not off-shelf items
> >>Also they where trailing a new STB with  a company called D1  which
> >>actually had a demo working but alas this never got off the ground.
> >> The  D1 had a box called the HMC http://www.hmc.com.au/hmc/index.html
> >>which was a modded MythTV box  so there is hope...
> >
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