[mythtv-users] excellent review of mythtv vs. MCE

Eric Joe sysop at tje1.com
Thu Sep 16 13:59:18 EDT 2004

> Well I don't know of any _distribution_ that ships with IvyTv, or am I
> missing
> something ?

Agreed. I dont know of any either.

> Next, this bit:
> "Using the default compiling options, we had MythTV built and installed in
> a
> little under 20 minutes."
> Well, that is a bit hard to believe...  Not even counting downloading and
> unpacking, the compiling of mythtv alone on my athlon 2600+ takes way more
> than 20 minutes (okay, that's from memory).  So this is also pushing it

Yes it is hard to beleive. I bet they used apt-get install mythtv-suite
and didnt compile at all. That could be done in 20 minutes with a fast

> I'm not a linux beginner by any standard).

We have heard this before on this list ;)

> They barely even mentioned
> xmltv.

Now I am confused. I thought MythTV dropped support for xmltv for the
zap2it listings. (Which  IMHO works quite well)


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