[kwlug-disc] mythTV - not paying attention?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Oct 2 12:08:51 EDT 2009


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I've have internet radio streams working in myth in the past.  It was a
bit of a hack.  I had to modify the xml for the media page to include
the player with sources and make sure the player (mplayer?) saw the
remote.  It worked well once the smoke cleared.


Daniel Agar wrote:
> Mythtv will do most of what you want, I'm not sure about the internet
> radio though. Do you have any spare hardware lying around or are you
> looking to build from scratch? If you just need to record and playback
> analog cable and standard dvds even a pentium 3 will do just fine. Do
> you have a price range in mind? Mythbuntu (http://www.mythbuntu.org/)
> is probably the easiest distro for myth setup currently.
> 
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 11:45, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
>> There's been a lot of myth TV on the list lately....that I've been ignoring
>> since I don't have any interest.  Until yesterday :).
>>
>> I'm going to put a tv and system into our home gym.  I want to install
>> something that will do:
>> - cable
>> - dvd
>> - internet (i.e. download and play videos (legal ones :), I've signed up for
>> some exercise sites that sell videos online).  As an aside, if there's any
>> cyclists out there, check out racedayrush.com - free cycling videos.
>> - and maybe, some sort of internet radio.  Because it'd be nice to watch the
>> videos but with sound coming from an internet radio station or a playlist of
>> some kind.
>> - and maybe satellite in addition to cable.  Not a dealbreaker though.
>> - and a remote of some kind that we can use to control from the treadmill or
>> bike.
>>
>> I had a brief look at some sites last night but there's a lot going on.  Any
>> experts want to provide a summary as to:
>> - hardware; build my own or by off the shelf? If so, what should I buy?
>> - software; looks like a lot available distros (except my preferred Mandriva
>> distro).  I'd bet I can just burn an ISO - but what distro should I use.
>>  The myth tv site had dozens.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> g.
>>
>>
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