[mythtv] Implications of the new youtube API

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 17:52:41 UTC 2008

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 12:43 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>

> On Mar 14, 2008, at 10:36 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > On 03/14/2008 01:32 PM, Chris Pinkham wrote:
> >> If you don't have enough bandwidth for watching YouTube video, then
> >> you shouldn't be surfing the net.  There are flash ads out there
> >> bigger
> >> than some of those videos.
> >
> > No joke.  What does a YouTube video look like scaled to 1920x1080 on a
> > large-screen TV, anyway?  TiVo made a huge deal about their new boxes
> > supporting YouTube, but I just don't get the appeal.
> >
> > Mike
> The only reason I run firefox on my myth frontend is to watch YouTube
> videos. When there's nothing else to watch on TV, my family likes to
> surf YouTube and watch stuff there together. If there was MythTV
> integration with it, we would watch it much more often - probably even
> more than TV.

While you can't "surf" YouTube, MythNews has support already for adding any
RSS feed of videos (including keyword and username searches) and browsing
them all.  It does have to download the stream before watching it because
the player can't handle streaming content but it works.

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