[mythtv-users] A P2P like feature for video guide / EPG
pvr at trigger.net
Sun Sep 12 09:20:21 EDT 2004
> Is it possible that there can be a P2P like setup for getting EPG
> data? This way we mythTV users will never hog a particular site (e.g. UK
> Radio Times have gone down now)?
I agree that this would seem to be an excellent opportunity to make use
of P2P technology to less the impact of the Myth community's pulling of
Unfortunately I doubt the providers of the programming would quite see
it the same way. You have to remember that this is not our data, and we
are allowed to use it only within the constraints that the are laid out
by the entities that own it.
For instance the arrangement with Zap2it seems to revolve around free
access to an easily parsed source of data in exchange for each user
completing a survey every 3 months. Take away the need for each user to
individually hold up their end of the arrangement, completing the
survey, and you also eliminate much of the benefit for the provider and
most likely their desire to continue with an amenable arrangement.
This is of course only my opinion. I have had no contact with the
providers. I may be way off base.
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