[mythtv-users] Interesting Reading: Windows Secrets reviews AppleTV and GoogleTV

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Dec 9 20:08:13 UTC 2010

On Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:51:13 pm Brian Fischer wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> 
> > I've always been a bit leery of PlayOn. Many of the sites they
> > access use encryption to limit access to the content to the
> > official player, outputting directly to a display. PlayOn bypasses
> > this encryption, transcodes, and then sends it out the video
> > insecurely over UPNP. Say what you want about allowances for
> > inter-compatibility, strictly speaking, they are violating the
> > DMCA, and they are doing so without consent. The fact that they're
> > a commercial, for-profit entity makes them seem like a ripe
> > target.
> I was wondering the same thing regarding PlayOn and TVersity.  They
> claim to be no different than Boxee, but Boxee does not "transcode".
> I would stay away from the expensive lifetime subscription due to
> this...

Of course they deserve a LOT of credit for putting up with users' 
complaints. I just saw this on their forums:

"Ever since I updated to 3.0.34, my car wont start. I sent a support 
ticket in and they are working on it. After the update, I went to go for 
a ride and I turned the key and nothing. This has got to stop. Playon 
needs to get their act together and they really need to check things out 
before they release an update. I just hope they can fix my car with the 
next update."

At last no Myth update has broken my truck, yet.

But this is WAY too OT.

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