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MythRokuPlayer

Postby ear9mrn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:47 pm

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I have put a mythtv http://www.mythtv.org frontend channel together for Roku based on the videoplayer example from Roku.

it can be downloaded from here

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git clone https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer.git


or from here as a tarball

https://github.com/downloads/ear9mrn/My ... yer.tar.gz

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wget https://github.com/downloads/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer/MythRokuPlayer.tar.gz



private channel for your roku player:

https://owner.roku.com/Account/ChannelCode/?code=YWWMH

follow the readme. You will need to copy a directory to your mythweb directory and set some server perameters. Hopefully the readme is self explanatory. https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer/blob/master/README

Comment on this thread if you have any problems of suggestions.

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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby Gilgamesh » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:58 pm

That page doesn't exist!
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby ear9mrn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:01 pm

sorry. I guess not everyone is familiar with git.

this what you need.

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git clone https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer.git
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby Gilgamesh » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:18 pm

ear9mrn wrote:sorry. I guess not everyone is familiar with git.

this what you need.

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git clone https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer.git


So what does one do with it? I cannot click on it and it does not seem to run in any browser.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby ear9mrn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:23 pm

git is a version control for code development.

once you have installed git (for me on ubuntu) it was with:

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sudo apt-get -y install git-core gitosis


here is a howto:

http://git.or.cz/course/svn.html
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby kbenson » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:26 pm

Gilgamesh wrote:
ear9mrn wrote:sorry. I guess not everyone is familiar with git.

this what you need.

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git clone https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer.git


So what does one do with it? I cannot click on it and it does not seem to run in any browser.


That's the link to the source repository, which houses source code. You could find the same and more at https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer. It looks like there's both PHP and BrightScript in there, so I'm not sure if there's some setup required, of if it's standalone and you can just install it (use the channel code posted) and point it at an existing mythtv setup.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby CalvinMcGowan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:34 pm

It seems to me that if someone really wanted Roku users to see and use their channel, they would publish and present their channel in a method recommend by Roku. Just saying.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby ear9mrn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:49 pm

Unfortunately for this version there requires some setup on the mythtv backend side (via mythweb) as there is currently no hooks in bright script for mysql (correct me if I am wrong) this is required so Roku can find the recordings and video. You cannot install this channel and it magically know where to find your mythtv recordings and video and all the metadata that comes with it.

If you do not know anything about Mythtv of have not got a functioning mythtv instillation then I would not bother trying to install this.

Again read the readme in the git repository for more information. Reply here if you have suggestions, technical feedback or questions regarding instillation.

This is an open source channel i decided to put it together in my own time. If you do not like how I have implemented it, either do not use it or change it to how you would like it to work, I really don't care. I just thought others would be interested. I cannot believe one of the first posts is a complaint. If Roku want people to develop and use Roku then this is not a great way to foster a community. Maybe I will spend my time developing for other tools where my efforts are more appreciated.

Maybe in the future it will be all functioning from the Roku side as the API develops.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby kbenson » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:18 pm

CalvinMcGowan wrote:It seems to me that if someone really wanted Roku users to see and use their channel, they would publish and present their channel in a method recommend by Roku. Just saying.


I could have sworn he had a private channel link up originally. Whether he did or didn't that's his choice, and irrelevant. If you don't like his methods for delivering the channel, that's your problem, and it's your choice not to run the channel. Snide comments about it probably won't go over well. A polite request might have. Then again, I doubt you actually have any need of this channel, and were just being negative for its own sake.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby hammerpocket » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:07 pm

ear9mrn,

I wouldn't take offense at the response so far. I think part of the problem is that you assumed people on this forum know what MythTV is, or that if they don't know what MythTV is they'll just ignore your post. Most people here are just typical PC and Mac users who are looking for anything new they can do with their Roku box and want to try everything. (Hence the confusion about your git link.) Perhaps a couple of sentences explaining what MythTV is would help. Or perhaps a link to the MythTV site. Here's one:

http://www.mythtv.org/detail/mythtv

I, for one, am excited about the possibilities with a MythTV frontend, but I don't currently have a setup for testing it.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby stratcat96 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:18 pm

I have to chime in and say that too saw the original post, and regrettably it didn't make much sense to me on how I could try it out with my Roku, or what it even was... BUT in doing a little reading, the concept is REALLY interesting, and the functionality of something like mythtv on Roku sounds great! I'd love to try something like that out
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby ear9mrn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:05 pm

Private channel back. Discovered a bug with how I had implemented registry vars that was not apparent with my development version (posted link before I checked!!).

private channel:

https://owner.roku.com/Account/ChannelCode/?code=YWWMH

As I say above. This will not "just work" you have to tinker with mythweb and mythtv backend.

See readme:

https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer/blob/master/README
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The problem as I see it........

Postby vnzjunk » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:09 am

Most Roku users have limited programming knowledge. They basically purchased the box because of promised simple plug and play usability which it provides in spades.
Other more technically inclined with a greater programming knowledge have stepped up and are attempting to push the box capabilities to its limits and beyond. I applaud this and am as excited as the next guy to see what they can come up with.
I think that when someone who is pushing the envelope and has not come up with a simple user interface yet for their project (click the box or title and it will play), posts on the forums about their project/channel, many of those not so technically inclined desire the access but do not possess the means. Even though the developer may well have posted that it is a PRIVATE channel or one in the works. Often rite or wrong, probably wrong the knee jerk reaction is a nasty comment or worse, masking impatience for access to the latest and greatest. We need to be sure that we do not drive off those who are attempting to provide us with what we ultimately are seeking.

What is needed but many times lacking is patience until the project becomes ready for the masses (hopefully work is not stopped once only the technically inclined can make it work but prior to a simple user access developed). Along with that patience much sideline cheering and encouragement from those who just can't wait to get their hands on these cutting edge projects/channels.

I can remember back in the beginning of summer when many of the first channels were promised and released. People posting and staying up all night long for the release although they really didn't know what they would be getting. The excitement is understandable but after all..........its just another form of entertainment/delivery. It needs to be kept in its proper perspective in the big scheme of things. After all it isn't a midnight lineup at BestBuy for limited supply of the latest and greatest is it?

Just my observation........
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby Sparky_Bill » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:18 am

Thanks so much for your work on this. I just ordered a dual tuner HD Homerun and will be setting up my first ever MythTV. I can't wait to try out the Roku box with it. Tinkering to get it working is just part of the fun.
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Re: MythRokuPlayer

Postby bengele » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Does this frontend support commercial skipping?
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