[mythtv-users] XvMC and libmpeg2 to be dropped in 0.25

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 6 16:44:41 UTC 2010

On Monday, December 06, 2010 09:39:08 am Joe wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> 
> > get years more I imagine.  Time to move on and if you can't stay
> > with the cutting edge, you're welcome to continue running the
> > version you have forever.
> Just wanted to say I'm glad someone pointed this out -- after reading
> this thread I'm surprised to see how many people read this
> announcement as "now you have to upgrade your hardware".  If your
> 0.24 based system is stable and runs on your old hardware, and you
> object to buying new hardware for whatever reason (budget,
> environment, time), the solution is very easy -- keep what you have!
>  It not like a bottle of milk, it has no expiration date.
> So simple, yet so often overlooked....

Quite correct. I have an old SD system running Mythdora 5 with a 5200 
video card. It works great, even today. I gave it to someone as an 
"appliance", it still outperforms any cable company box or Tivo, and I 
expect it will continue to do so for many years.

There's nothing as far as hardware that can't be easily replaced, and 
the software is stable as a rock. This system once rolled up 2 years of 
uptime with no problems.

Upgrading a system that meets your needs is silly. It's the marketing 
types who foster this "I must upgrade" mode of thinking. Remember that 
"old" means "well tested".

Of course the industry (in general, not Myth) tries its best to force 
you to upgrade, it makes no money if you don't.

Planned obsolescence is an old trick.

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