[mythtv-users] Slashdot Review of Internet TV Announcements - Any MythTV Integration?

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Sat Nov 14 02:53:14 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Mache Creeger <mache at creeger.com> wrote:

>  *"A flurry of announcements from YouTube, Boxee, Dell and Clicker on
> Thursday brought good news for anyone considering canceling their cable
> service in favor of internet TV<http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/84657/time-ditch-your-cable-company-new-internet-tv-services-announced>.
> First, YouTube announced that within the next few days it will start
> offering full 1080P HD streams; better than your cable company can offer.
> Next, Boxee announced a 'Boxee Box<http://blog.boxee.tv/2009/11/12/a-boxee-box-is-coming/>'
> that promises to make it easier to get the content off your computer and
> onto your TV. Or you could hook up Dell's Inspiron Zino HD<http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspiron-zino-hd>instead. 'This is an 8" x 8" PC running Windows 7 (with an option for
> Ubuntu) that you certainly could use as a desktop machine, but the form
> factor just screams 'Hook me up to your TV!' via its HDMI port,' says Peter
> Smith. And, last but not least in this roundup of announcements is the
> launch of Clicker <http://www.clicker.com/>, a programming guide for
> internet TV that aims to help you find what you want, when you want it."*

The mirobridge script included with 0.22 works very well - I use it, for
instance, to subscribe to Robert Llewellyn's CarPool - it's released every
friday, downloaded by my mirobridge cron job in the wee hours of the
morning, and is waiting for me among MythTV's recordings when I'm next
looking for something to watch.

That said, there's not a lot of high-quality downloadable content out there
- quite a lot of material is made available for streaming, but very little
for download. At the moment, I've got subscriptions going for a couple of
technology related programs and a couple of Youtube channels - for instance,
Richard Dawkins channel offers some high quality content for those
interested in aetheism or evolutionary biology.

- Chris
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