[sclug] Playing with video (DVB-T)

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Mon Jul 9 15:03:27 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Jul 2012, Jason Rivers wrote:

> On 09.07.2012 15:50, Alex Butcher wrote:
>>> On Mon, 9 Jul 2012, Jason Rivers wrote:
>>>             I've been playing with video streaming lately, so
>>>             that while my flatmate is watching some crap on TV I
>>>             can still watch something else... I have a system
>>>             with 2 DVB-T tuners, I'll just start with 1 card,
>>>             tuned to 666000000 which allows me to get all the
>>>             BBC goodness and currently using DVBlast to get all
>>>             the channels over the network on Multicast
>> OK, that's cool, but if it's just for you (i.e. one consuming client, as
>> opposed to many - a student hall, for instance), why are you even going down
>> the multicast route?
>> Surely a dumb DVB player application (mplayer, kaffeine, Me-TV) - or MythTV
>> at most - would suffice?

> The TV Tuner is on box A, I wish to watch on box B,C & D, possibly multiple
> channels, this also allows me to record the streams when something
> interesting is on. what I'm really looking for at this stage is to have it
> Unicast instead of Multicast....

Run a MythTV backend on box A, and have frontends installed on boxes B, C
and D, ready to go.

Best Regards,

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