[mythtv-users] Re: [mythtv] Isaac's unemployment

Dennis Lou dlou99 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 10 01:38:20 EST 2004

From: "K.R. Foley" <kr at cybsft.com>
>Tobias Hilbert wrote:
>> I would donate 50 bucks for a "burn selected 
>>recordings to DVD (with a simple 
>> DVD-menu)"

I actually started this.  The reason I didn't
continue is that the muxer in libavformat isn't
quite good enough yet.  I suppose I could use
external programs for encoding and muxing or just
make it for ivtv users, but I thought it would be
better for everyone to hope that libavformat
development progresses.  Plus, I don't have an 
ivtv card.  Also, nuvexport seems a reasonable
interim solution.

I thought about fixing libavformat
myself, but I don't have *that* much free time

>Is it possible that some folks are uncomfortable 
>with taking donations 
>because they are afraid that these donations may
>be used to try to steer development?

This is how I feel:  Coding for MythGallery,
nuvexport and "burn to disc" was for my own benefit
as part of my hobby.  I did it because I wanted
and would use those features to enhance my own
entertainment experience.  I know this analogy
is faulty, but I felt that taking money 
would be like me re-landscaping my yard and my
neighbors giving me cash because it improved the
value of the neighborhood and hence, increased
the resale price of their own homes.  

I don't know how others think, and I know the
analogy is faulty, but that's how I feel whenever
I submit code to open source projects. 


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