[kwlug-disc] mythTV - not paying attention?

Adam Glauser adamglauser at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 12:43:27 EDT 2009


Because Andrew brought up a bunch of entertainment possibilities that 
don't require tuning a TV signal.  I've found that XBMC is way better 
than MythTV for this use case.

Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) wrote:
> I'm not so sure that Myth does a passable job at internet videos (youtube 
> etc.)

FWIW, XBMC also has trouble with streaming video, and from what I have 
found, streaming audio too.  There are plugins that are supposed to work 
well, buy my mileage has most certainly varied.

> -- I currently torrent and have a half-assed script in writing which 
> automatically adds the completed torrent to myth's recordings, but it's very 
> hackish.

I've found that XBMC excels for this sort of thing.  It can generate its 
library format from a directory using 'grabbers' to get metadata from 
places like IMDB and TheTVDB.  One can also simply navigate a directory 
structure to view something if it isn't added to the library.

I've got my DNS-323 home NAS set up to watch RSS feeds for podcasts 
(CBC, TVO, etc.) and for torrents, so I can automatically have my 
content waiting for me whenever I'm ready to watch it.

Did I just talk myself into a presentation? :)



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