[clug] MythTV on TransACT

Alex Osborne alex at mugofgrog.com
Tue Aug 22 07:18:15 GMT 2006

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My MythTV box (inspired by last month's talk) is pulling it's data
from TransTV. :-) The latest CVS version of MythTV has a capture
source called "CRC IP Network recorder". It took me a bit of source
reading but I discovered if you have multicast routing setup properly
on your machine and specify a url like
udp:// you'll get the TransTV stream. The
library CRC_IP uses though has quite dodgy multicast support and you
can't record more than one stream at once (it reports the port is
already in use). I hacked on the source a bit and got it sort of
working - but it often seems to get the streams confused and
overwrites one with the other. I'll probably eventually take another
look at it and fix it.

If anyone's interested let me know and I'll write up a guide on how to
build CVS MythTV and get it recording the TransTV streams. It will of
course only work if you have the i3 Moodbox STB, not the big black
Motorola one.


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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