[mythtv-users] Is MythTV the right tool for the job?

Josh Burks dotnofoolin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 19:13:33 UTC 2005

On 8/26/05, Don Krause <don.krause at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been interested in build a DVD library, streamer, and after
> discovering MythTV, I figured I build a Myth Box, build and use the
> MythDVD plugin, and life would be good.
> A week later, after fighting constantly with the the prerequesites for
> MythDVD, like ffmpeg, I'm wondering if I've choosen the correct tool
> for the job.
> What I'm interested in, is:
>   Be able to burn my DVD collection to a streaming media server.
>   Have a HTPC at my TV.
>   Have On Screen menus for selecting DVDs
>   Have the ability to schedule "broadcasting" or a playlist of shows.
>   Retain the 5.1 or greater sound capabilities.
> What I really don't need is:
>   The ability to record in any way, TV.
> I already can extract DVDs to disk, and play them via VLC. I'm just
> looking for a nice menu / scheduler / streamer package to wrap around
> that.
> Is there something out there I should be looking at instead of Myth?
> Or is Myth still the best choice.

Have you tried MythVideo? It handles numerous types of formats and you
can customize which player you want to use, say vlc for example. Not
sure about the scheduling, but it has a nice menu and IMDb lookups to
pull in all the metadata.


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