pipe/device over network

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Bill Fraser, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Bill Fraser

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    Hi, all.

    What I'm trying to do is get TV going thru my network.

    If the TV card is /dev/video0 (I think it is), is there a good way to
    make /dev/video0 available over the network?

    Here's what I was thinking:
    Symlink /dev/video0 to /var/www/html/video0, then write a program on the
    client side to take http://tv.server/video0 and output to a pipe and get
    the client-side TV tuner to read that pipe.

    Is that a plausible idea, or is there an incredibly simple answer
    someone came up with before I wrote this? The major problem with my
    solution is that I'm not sure what happens when you try to read a
    pipe/device over http. Would ftp be any better?

    Comments/suggestions/etc appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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