SlimTvClient and Tv4Home?!

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    Maybe I'm to nosy, but I'm really interested in this topic :p

    As far as I know Morpheus is currently working on a SlimTvClient, but there appears very often the name "Tv4Home" and if I google "Tv4Home" I come to this site: TV4Home - The all-in-one TV solution! which is a plugin for the Windows home server.



    I also tried to compile the branch, but there is the Tv4Home Server missing.. maybe it is just not so far developed yet, because it is still in the incubator^^

    My questions are now:
    Will the STC only work with the plugin from the link above (which wouldn't make scene, because it is just an administration tool for the TvServer under WHS as far as I understood in a quick reading) or will you port the current TVE3 to MP2 under the name Tv4Home? Or will you completely rewrite the TvEngine with or without elements of the current TvE3? (I know you can't port it 1:1, because it is a totally different system^^)

    If these questions are to nosy/to internal just delete this post, I wouldn't be angry^^ I'm just sooo excited to see MP2 full in action, the current state is already awesome =) MP is also very stable and very handy for me, but I think MP2 will give us completely new options with much more eye candy, the other functions will be basically the same, except the point that you can integrate really everything into MP2 itself and don't need third party apps like a webserver =)

    Thanks in advance and have a nice day =)
     
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    Tv4Home actually isn't just an administration tool for whs, it's core is a webservice that exposes the functionality of the current webserver as a webservice. Now since development of the next-gen mediaportal tvengine won't be far enough to provide a decent tv backend by the time mp2 will be ready for public testing, morpheus_xx decided to write a client for mp2 that uses this webservice (SlimTvClient).
     
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    First of all thanks for your answer =)

    Okay I got the point... but wouldn't it be better to connect to the normal TvServer of MP1? What is the advantage of Tv4Home? The website is very rare on information^^
    I think most of the people don't have a WHS running... But I will see if it is ready to go =)
     
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    Re: AW: SlimTvClient and Tv4Home?!

    You don't need whs for the webservice...

    The advantage of the webservice is that it can be easily integrated in a c# project and accessed through the network.
     
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    hmm, then I misunderstood Tv4Home... the information on the site about Tv4Home is really bad... They talk mostly about the addins for WHS and a Webservice, but not very clear... Is Tv4Home a modification of the normal Tv Server? It would be very kind of you if you could explain it to me in detail what Tv4home is =)
     
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    AW: SlimTvClient and Tv4Home?!

    I want to clarify this a bit:

    My development currently has following parts:
    1. GUI: Develop basic client GUI, browse channels, programs info, ...
    2. Interfaces: Definition of an interface structure that will allow control all the features we want to have
    3. TV Provider: Implementing one plugin to access TVE3 via the TV4Home WebService.

    The last point (the TVProvider) is the part that later will be exchanged by the "final MP2 solution". I selected Tv4Home service, because it allows me to easily develop the interfaces and a basic client.
     
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    Re: AW: SlimTvClient and Tv4Home?!

    You can read more about it in this thread: https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/...e-wcf-webservice-mediaportal-tv-server-90395/...

    Again, it's just a webservice that allows other programs to access the functionality of tvserver over the network/internet.
     
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    OK, now I've got it^^ Thanks to both of you for your effort to explain it to me ;)

    I'm so excited to see the first public beta^^ The SVNs are already cool to play with :p Great work ;)
     
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    AW: SlimTvClient and Tv4Home?!

    tv4home s main idea was one installer for whs that install all required things
    they are an tv server , an web frontend, an webservice an configure this things .
    the user should not be an pc specialist for all this things

    for
    this was tv4home created

    at time give it more ideas
    an mediacenter client
    an wpf client

    and morpheus first stepts with mp2 and tv plugin
     
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    As KayDiefenthal said already, the TV4Home project was/is mainly developed to install TV Server onto WHS (this is why the Codeplex site has lots of information about that).
    During development, we found out that it would be nice to have a WebService so that a client program can query TV server status and schedule recordings.

    We then realized that the broader MediaPortal community might also be interested in the WebService, so we released a preview that can be installed on any PC that has TV server installed.

    The WebService is basically just a part of the larger TV4Home project (which consists of an Add-In for WHS/Vail, a Web-Interface, Client-Applications) and we wanted to get feedback from the MediaPortal community about the API etc.
     
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