[mythtv-users] MythTV vs Media Center - funny

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Sun Jan 21 16:41:07 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 08:05:52AM -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Mark Abreu wrote:
> > When the Windows guy brought me the stuff he told me I'd have to  
> > install a DVD player.  I assumed this was only if I intended to put  
> > a movie DVD in to play it, which I didn't plan to do for this  
> > test.  But it appears that's what gets you the codec you need.  I  
> > tried to install the WinDVD trial first but the installer failed  
> > when trying to install a couple of additional things.  The PowerDVD  
> > trial installed fine and now I see live TV on the Media Center box.
> >
> > Clearly - to me anyway - it was much easier to get Mythdora  
> > running.  Now I'm going to try another MythTV setup using Fedora  
> > and Mr. Wilson's website as a guide.
> >
> So let me get this straight: You are trying to tell us that you think  
> MythTV is better than Windows MCE? On this list?
> If I ever heard a case of "preaching to the choir" this has got to be  
> it :-)

	That may be. However, it is still a very useful anecdote.
One of the oft repeated mantras from the weenies that troll in Linux
groups is how Linux doesn't come with any suitable codecs and you 
have to cobble things together yourself installing things like DVD
playback support.

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