[mythtv-users] PCI-E Analog Card

Brent Norris brent at brentnorris.net
Mon Jan 25 03:17:39 UTC 2010

On 1/24/2010 8:44 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:

> One aspect you may be misunderstanding, is that with Myth the *real*
> idea is that you do NOT watch live tv very often. You record what you
> want to want, and retrieve it later. Even 'Live-TV' is actually
> recorded, and then displayed. So *IF* a program is scheduled for
> recording, and recorded, the Front-end machines can each watch the same
> file....Your need for some hundreds of front-ends means some technical
> problems, which probably can be overcome. Getting waaay outside my
> knowledge limits here..I only run combined boxes! Maybe some form of
> multicast.

I have used MythTV for several years now and I do understand the 
differences between LiveTV and recorded TV, that doesn't mean that my 
teachers and staff will.  It is important to realize that when you think 
of 150 classrooms it doesn't seem that impossible that there are 10 
people that would turn on LiveTV "just for noise".

> You mention Vbrick, which I deduce is the methodology which presents
> what would otherwise be an mpg stream presented by a Myth Frontend, into
> a Sharepoint entity. These words are 'not English' to me. This whole
> concept is at odds with the manner in which Myth works, although I must
> admit, serving up videos, a-la-youtube, in a browser may solve lots of
> technical issues. Depends upon the server capabilities I suspect.

Vbrick is a different animal than mythtv.  Since they are a company 
solution they have paid programmers working on problems.  One of which 
is webpage delivery of content.  In some ways they are like mythtv and 
in other ways they are something akin to a slingbox.


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