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Stream live tv

Post by muss3000 » Wed May 05, 2021 12:01 am

Hi All, please bare with me as I am a relative newbie when it comes to mythtv.

My question is - is there a service api or a way to capture a live tv stream without using the frontend. For example you could write your own client (ie web based or phone app) that would be capable of watching live tv?


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Re: Stream live tv

Post by zakaron » Thu May 06, 2021 12:51 pm

Not sure that I can directly answer your question, but they do provide a comprehensive list of API calls that can control and manipulate the backend:

For example, I've written a bash script that runs via cron to remove recordings older than 30 days using the DVR Service (I've already moved the recordings to a separate location by then for use with a Kodi library). Which brings me to the second point. Instead of rewriting a new frontend (unless you are very ambitious!), you can try out the plugin within Kodi or MrMC. I use MrMc on my Apple TV 4 devices and Kodi on my Windows PC. Of course they are available for most any platform out there though and work well as a frontend.

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