[mythtv] Brainstorming a new idea for the program guide

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 21:47:22 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> Robert McNamara wrote:
>> 2) The massive load downloading banners for all programs would create
>> on our (open, free) sources.  I think that all myth users downloading
>> art for all shows (or even all those they bring up in the EPG) would
>> probably very quickly put TVDB out of commission.
> This could probably be alleviated by TVDB offering the 300x168 5KB
> thumbnails over the API, instead of the full 1920x1080 500+KB fanart.

We're still talking about downloading thousands upon thousands of
images if you're populating the full EPG times many thousands of myth
users.  IMO it's going to be way too much load to put on a free


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