[mythtv-users] new YouTube plugin for MythTV‏

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Nov 16 17:52:18 UTC 2007

On Nov 15, 2007, at 6:30 PM, lanas wrote:

> On Monday, 12 Nov 2007 22:06:46 +0000,
> Justin Hornsby <justin at mythtvthemes.co.uk> wrote :
>> In the sourcecode there are calls to stuff like 'sudo ffmpeg' and
>> 'sudo wget'.  Not generally a good idea to have a user program acting
>> rooty, is it?  Or am I just being picky?
> One has to wonder why in the world would *non-Windows* developers use
> root for this purpose.  They must have a deep magical knowledge that I
> have not yet reached.  Or that I threw away a long time ago ;-)

Maybe they're trying to avoid skipping and stuttering by raising the  
priority?  A normal user can't do that.  I used to run CD burner apps  
as root for that reason -- raising the priority helped prevent  
"burning a coaster" due to buffer underruns.

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