[mythtv-users] Alternatives to MythVodka, MythStream and other streaming MythTV plugins

jarpublic at gmail.com jarpublic at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 03:03:03 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 9:47 PM, Matthew <m.mythtv at grojguys.com> wrote:

>  I'm just coming up to speed with being a MythTV power-user, so maybe I'm
> not understanding all the dynamics here.  But I have a question....
> I just came across XBMC and installed it on my Gentoo MythTV
> front-end/back-end system.  The UI is phenomenal, plus it has native
> capability to serve as a front-end for MythTV.   Plus there are numerous
> plug-ins and scripts to support lots of streaming video and audio
> sources/websites.   XBMC is of course originally for XBox, but is now
> available for Linux, Mac, and Windows as well.
> My question is, what would be the reason *not* to use XBMC as a front-end
> for MythTV, and leave MythTV to the PVR thing it is really good at?  There
> are already plenty of XBMC plugins, but only a few for MythTV.   Seems like
> this might even expand the popularity of MythTV.

commercial skipping, scheduling, recording groups, and many other features
that are in mythfrontend and XBMC can't provide yet.
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