I was looking for a convenient way to watch my mythtv recordings while doing other stuff under linux. While copying the download url from mythweb and feeding it to vlc is possible, it is a little inconvenient, so I looked if I could compile mythtvplayer.
It turns out that it's quite easy to get it to compile, however the resulting binary crashed in pthread_join. After a bit of examination I managed to make those crashes go away, and actually managed to start a recording, however all controls (stop, seek, etc.) cause mythtvplayer to hang, so there is still lots of work to be done.
I don't have time to do any further work on this, so I just pass it on to the community, maybe someone is interested to continue this attempt.
I'll settle for a little script that starts vlc (I guess I'll look at nuvexport for a way to get the recordings from the database).
Attachments: Makefiles for libspark and mythtvplayer and diff against svn trunk from yesterday (2007-04-15).
Kind regards and happy hacking! :-)