[kwlug-disc] mythTV - not paying attention?

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 13:28:14 EDT 2009


Sure.  Combine MythTV and XBMC and have it ready by November. :)

Come to think of it I have been toying with the idea of starting up the TV
in Myth, then calling XBMC from a menu option...  I haven't really gotten
past just thinking about it.  I know XBMC can playback Myth Recorded Video,
but I have the Wife Acceptance Factor to deal with.  For now, she is happy
with the Myth UI.  We'll see what happens with the new UI in 0.22!

XBMC is open source.  If we could get all those features built into Myth, or
a Live TV addition to XBMC using the Myth backend... that would be
interesting...

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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