[mythtv-users] The RIAA makes the final misstep

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Dec 23 16:57:55 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 23 December 2008 09:24:02 Jeff Wormsley wrote:
> Joe Borne wrote:
> > How doe sthis affect us in the MythTV world? Well it's nothing but
> > good news. The integration of streaming video platforms like HULU and
> > YouTube can virtually guarantee MythTV's future and increased
> > popularity. We should be focusing our efforts on the integration of
> > these services in anticipation of the oncoming change. MythTV is
> > uniquely poised to embrace this new wave of media because of it's
> > existing technology base and rapid development cycle compared to
> > proprietary solutions.
> If everything becomes "On Demand" for a reasonable service fee, what
> role would MythTV play?  I don't need to record anything if it is always
> available "On Demand", do I?

If the on-demand stuff has commercials (and it probably will, just look at 
what you have to sit through if you pay $10 for a movie theater ticket), then 
Myth will have a place.

DVD content, Music, and a lot more.

I wouldn't count on "reasonable" fees either, we're talking about the MPAA 

beww at beww.org

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