I am a media center enthusiast who has one of the few true IPTV providers for\nDigital Television out there. My service provides a stream, in a supported\nVMC format over a private IP network. How would I go about creating a\nvirtual TV tuner card that media center would recognize?\n\nI realize Microsoft has its IPTV platform for this sort of thing. I'm\nassured that the service in which I subscribe will not move to a supported MS\ninfrastructure on the head-end to enable the enhanced features that would\nmake such a coding operation inviting.\n\nAs a result, I'm looking for pure client functionality only. Am I on the\nright track with the idea of a 'virtual tv tuner' which would interface with\nan ethernet adapter to recieve the ip stream?\n\nHow would I go about creating such a device? I'm assuming it's something\nlike daemon tools is for cd/dvd images. A driver that can utilize a new\nsource of information (ip/port/protocol) in place of the hardware. What are\nthe APIs I would need to implement in such a device?\n\nDoes anyone have a suggestion? Is there a Vista Driver SDK out there? Am I\nwasting my time?\n\nAwaiting your response,\n\n\ndeadonthefloor.