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Does linux mce support iptv?
« on: October 24, 2007, 10:49:10 pm »
Does Lmce support iptv, or I need some special hardware? Please help!!!

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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 03:01:21 am »
what are you talking about specifically? your question is very ambiguous.

LinuxMCE, like its close cousin, Pluto, can stream video to any of its connected machines (called Media Directors) throughout the house, either individually, or in groups simultaneously. It does this by sending the video streams from the machine that has the media (typically the CORE), to the other machines requesting the stream. Since this is over TCP/IP... I guess you could call it IPTV... or are you referring to some proprietary protocol?

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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 08:39:11 am »
I think he is asking about where TV is delivered to your house over IP, as far as I know it you have a special box that does the decoding etc for viewing on the TV.

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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 02:01:29 pm »
I think he is asking about where TV is delivered to your house over IP, as far as I know it you have a special box that does the decoding etc for viewing on the TV.

You don't necessarily need custom hardware and you could certainly interface to a IPTV service from a technical perspective using lmce using software and suitable video hardware. I think the issue is that as it stands lmce does not have any UI to allow for services delivered this way... but a UI could certainly be added to support such services.
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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 04:06:25 pm »
I think it'd be good if LMCE will support IPTV. But IMHO it's too difficult to add full features set like schedule, record, pausing. It's easy to control STB similar way as it's done for Dreambox. But no more.
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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 02:44:18 pm »
Looks like VDR already has a plugin for it: http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=70305
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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 12:01:21 pm »
Looks like VDR already has a plugin for it: http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=70305

Great point, Zaerc. But note that usually IPTV is needed a set-top-box from provider. So, it might be difficult or most probably impossible to connect a cable directly to the VDR box instead of STB.
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Re: Does linux mce support iptv?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 09:39:03 pm »
Looks like VDR already has a plugin for it: http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=70305

Great point, Zaerc. But note that usually IPTV is needed a set-top-box from provider. So, it might be difficult or most probably impossible to connect a cable directly to the VDR box instead of STB.

Well thats true about STB's... but vdr does have this capability... watch this space for some announcements in this area ;-)
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