Wish: HbbTV on MythTV

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Wish: HbbTV on MythTV

Post by pjw65 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:24 pm

Hallo all.

Because I could nothing find on Wiki / Forum / Tickets, I copy a unanswered question
from 2011 here...

For those of you who don't know what HbbTV is:

Providers can provide HTML content tailored for TV by transmitting the
according URL inside the AIT of the DVB stream.

The TV (several models of Sony, etc) or DVB receiver (eg Vantage VT1) then
displays the URL on screen upon pressing the red button on the remote
It is possible to include video content in such pages or display the live
TV picture (either in the background or resized in a window).

So the providers may provide stuff like EPG, enhanced Videotext, VoD
offers, etc.

>From a technical point of view the following steps would be necessary to
have this functionality in MythTV:

* read the AIT from the DVB stream and check for URLs
* upon red-button key-event, display the URL (with Live TV picture either
in background or resized in the HTML-page. Maybe no live pic at all, only
audio. Resized display should be comparable to PIP or Live-View in
* Key-Events should then be handled by the displayed HTML-page instead of
Fullscreen-TV (eg cursor keys, OK, numbers, ...)

Is anybody already working on this?

How complicated do you estimate the development to be? Is MythTV's
modularity sophisticated enough to make it possible right now or will
changes to the architecture be necessary?

Thanks for your answers in advance!

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Re: Wish: HbbTV on MythTV

Post by stuarta » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:57 am

Have you tried the interactive tv stuff we already have implemented?? It's MHEG not HBBTV, but there are a lot of similarities between the two, so it may be a matter of filling in the gaps.

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