[mythtv-users] xbmc mythbox thoughts

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri May 22 16:33:15 UTC 2009

Johnny wrote:
> There is work being done to make XBMC server as a unified PVR
> frontend, see: http://www.xbmc.org/wiki/?title=GSoC_-_Unified_PVR_Frontend.
> I think that mythtv is one of the main frontends slated to take
> advantage of this new capability. I have read people talking about it
> in the forums. However I just don't see XBMC supplanting the standard
> frontend. The mythtv devs would basically be relinquishing control of
> a major portion of the mythtv project to another group. XBMC simply
> has a different set up goals and priorities than mythtv and it is
> highly unlikely that both groups would have the same vision for the
> work. Like others have said much of the UI features of XBMC will be
> there in .22. The way I see it going forward is there will always be a
> standard mythfrontend. If the XBMC unified pvr architecture works out
> then there will certainly be a mythtv fronted as part of that. Maybe
> mythbox will be involved, or maybe it will be made obsolete by it. As
> usually there will advantages to using XBMC and different advantages
> to using the standard frontend.
I wouldn't be too worried. There are far too many Myth users about who aren't 
going to take the xbmc route. There's too much disparity in front end 
architecture for xbmc to cover it all.

If it's not broken, don't fix it, etc.


Mike Perkins

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