IPTV Support Vista Media Center.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by deadonthefloor, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. I am a media center enthusiast who has one of the few true IPTV providers for
    Digital Television out there. My service provides a stream, in a supported
    VMC format over a private IP network. How would I go about creating a
    virtual TV tuner card that media center would recognize?

    I realize Microsoft has its IPTV platform for this sort of thing. I'm
    assured that the service in which I subscribe will not move to a supported MS
    infrastructure on the head-end to enable the enhanced features that would
    make such a coding operation inviting.

    As a result, I'm looking for pure client functionality only. Am I on the
    right track with the idea of a 'virtual tv tuner' which would interface with
    an ethernet adapter to recieve the ip stream?

    How would I go about creating such a device? I'm assuming it's something
    like daemon tools is for cd/dvd images. A driver that can utilize a new
    source of information (ip/port/protocol) in place of the hardware. What are
    the APIs I would need to implement in such a device?

    Does anyone have a suggestion? Is there a Vista Driver SDK out there? Am I
    wasting my time?

    Awaiting your response,

    deadonthefloor, Jul 30, 2007
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