[mythtv-users] MediaMVP

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Wed Dec 15 01:57:17 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 14:48, David Shay wrote:
> Check out http://mvpmc.sourceforge.net
> At this point (and probably not ever...), it cannot run a full mythfrontend.
> It has its own menu system that from a MythTV perspective can be used to
> watch recordings, view the upcoming recordings schedule, and delete
> recordings.  At this point it cannot schedule recordings and does not
> read/honor the commercial skip points. Those features are under development,
> as I understand it.  It also does not do any of the ancillary functions,
> i.e. mythmusic, mythnews, etc.
> If all you are looking for is a remote frontend for watching shows, it works
> remarkably well, particularly given the price point.  Great TV-out quality,
> IMHO.  Hard to beat for $79-$89, even with the current functionality as-is.
> It doesn't compare to a "standard" setup with a PVR-350 since it cannot
> record -- there is no disk drive or encoder, only an MPEG decoder.

I'm trying to figure out how have more frontends as well. I'm seriously
considering MediaMVP since it almost does what I want. Watching recorded
shows is primary, but I'd like to also use mythtvideo, or equivalent
functionality, for playing mpeg2 files. 

I've thought about setting up some more linux machines running the
frontend, but then you have to deal with TVOut and remote control. If
those were a bit easier I'd probably go that route. 

Right now I'm hoping to get more time soon and maybe contribute to the
MediaMVP project, but I fear my programming skills will not be adequate.
Guess I'll find out.


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