Unified PVR frontend (DVR/HTPC client GUI with EPG) and Addons API for PVR backends? - Printable Version
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- alcoheca - 2008-09-15 13:47
There are plans for a Python interface, but I don't see any point working on it until the C one has been set in stone.
- Gamester17 - 2008-09-15 15:37
msaspence Wrote:The LONG TERM PLANS was/is an API that will let you code the client plugins in any programming-language as described in the first concept post in this thread. It will take time and the minds and will of many people before we get there. Again, the initial API is not even ready yet to go into the main SVN branch.Gamester17 Wrote:That is not what what is used in alchoheca's branch though, it uses a native client coded in C++
T3CH Build - flammon - 2008-10-11 22:36
Does anyone know if T3CH will be building XBMC with the new mythtv code? I'm anxious to start testing. Is there another way that I can test this on my XBOX?
- Gamester17 - 2008-10-13 19:03
flammon Wrote:Does anyone know if T3CH will be building XBMC with the new mythtv code? I'm anxious to start testing. Is there another way that I can test this on my XBOX?The code for this unified PVR API and EPG frontend is as it sais in this thread not in the mainline SVN, you have to compile it yourself from alcoheca's branch like described in this thread.
- leo2 - 2008-10-21 17:21
is anything new on this?
when will it merged with linux branch?
Is Alcoheca still working on GSoC PVR Integration ? - Swifty - 2008-11-27 11:14
I have been keeping an eye on the thread related to the GSoC project to integrate PVR's into XBMC but all has gone quiet for a couple of months now.
I was just wondering if the project was still alive and being worked on ?
Please don't take it as pestering, I am not expecting it to be released tomorrow or anything.. I'm just curious if it has died or is still underway, since there hasn't been any news.
- Jeroen - 2008-11-27 12:08
Seeing as alcoheca commited stuff to his branch 5 hours ago I would say yes.
- Swifty - 2008-11-27 17:51
Hehe, ok thanks Jeroen
I didn't realise that you could see the activity like that.
Good to know its still progressing
- barney_1 - 2008-12-04 01:19
I'm not involved in the development but I'll give you an update. On November 20th alcoheca formed a new branch in the source code called "unified-pvr" with the log message of "new branch to test PVR code against linuxbranch".
Here's the link to browse the code in the svn:
I have downloaded and compiled this branch for linux. It runs but I haven't been able to test much of the new functionality (I just can't quite figure out how this is implemented).
@alcoheca (or anyone else who knows)
I found the TV listing under video settings. I enter in my information (including port 6543 which should be the mythtv default right?). From there I don't see how to access the "TV service". Do I need to add a new source in the video dialog?
I'd like to look under the hood of your new code but I've got to see if the car runs first.
update - alcoheca - 2008-12-04 03:51
Glad you got it to compile ok, you can thank davilla for that
yes the mythtv defaults are:
For now nothing more than info on the next recording is working, while I hook up the tv guide to the backend. You will only see this in Project Mayhem 3 skin and in PAL 4x3 resolution for now.
Check your logs and make sure myth connects. grep 'PVR:'
Sign up to notifications of commits to that branch, as there should be some movement in the next few weeks. (I'm about to finish university for the year, and at least 3 other people have shown an interest in developing this feature, so I'm really hoping to make progress).
For now though as this is EXTREMELY BUGGY and TOTALLY USELESS I suggest the only people who bother compiling are those interested enough to read the code. Nearly all of it is in files with PVR, EPG or TV in the filename.