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Re: My ideas



I completely agree with your comments on usability. It should behave exactly the same as a TV when you switch it on and all more involved tasks should be accessible via the menu button on the remote: so press "menu" and you get access to the full distro in a way that is still TV friendly.

Having said that, I have two questions that you may be able to comment on:

 * Could that be a achieved by creating a different MythTV front-end
   but keeping the back-end unchanged?
 * Could unity-2d be a good starting point to do something like this?



On 31/12/11 00:09, Thomas Söderberg wrote:
Regarding repo this one is the one to use git@xxxxxxxxxx:obit/ObitTV.git

2011/12/30 Thomas Söderberg <thomas@xxxxxxx <mailto:thomas@xxxxxxx>>

    Hello all

    My simple thoughts to success for UbuntuTV

    I've been using mythtv for a long time and even though I found it
    really nice but complains have been issued by my relatives :-(
    They found it hard to use, mainly because they are all used to a
    normal tv (press channel 1 on remote and channel 1 pops up without
    hazzle and waiting). I think this is very keen to success for
    future UbuntuTV. It should be simple as 'hel'l from start and if
    you need extra features you add it as you go along, However it
    should also contain the extra feature that we all want, but from
    the basic it should be very easy to use and look nice (It's all
    about perceptions) . Another important thing is speed. Switching
    between channels should be fast. The other thing that I see as
    important are that it's easily customizable

    Below are my recipes

    I've did some quick hacking tonight and come up with the following
    arrangement. (eg It's not about perceptions in this POC just a
    quick hack)

    Frontend client should be made by Qt/QML it should be capable of
    reading almost all  media url's rtp/rtps/fileshares etc etc
    Backend included for dvb should be made of streaming dvb card out
    in the air (rtp).

    The poc that I've came up tonight could be followed and cloned at

    basic ideas are followed

    QT app handles core play of files to screen (currently using vlc
    lib did start with gstreamer but the sink was not fast enough and
    I didn't have the time to speed it up for th POC)  See a great
    future for using gstreamer as main lib for viewing.
    QML handles all the GUI stuff for presenting menus etc (Right now
    it doesn't do much just show a simple overlay when pressing F1
    where you could choose channels) This would make it easy to modify
    and expand without changing the core.
    PosgresDB as stores for url to medialinks etc
    For my home right now I'm using DVBLast for streaming dvb (It's
    working as a charm and is very stable)

    My simple thoughts,


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