[mythtv-users] SOLVED: MythTV vs. Windows Media Center

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Thu Apr 14 12:08:07 UTC 2011

On 14/04/2011 05:23, brianr69 at gmail.com wrote:
> Media Center isn't perfect.  However, there is a TON of
> free-open-source-software or donation-ware for Media Center that
> accomplishes everything that I want to do.  I now have a working Media
> Center system that serves HD video to every room of my house from a
> single Windows PC.  Admittedly, I'm still tweaking and learning new
> tricks... but it serves my needs and more.

I wonder about trying something other than MythTv at times, but there
are three features I'd have trouble living without now. How does Media
Centre compare on these:

Scheduling: all I do is pick the the series I want to record and tell
Mythtv to record the episode where ever it can find them. It sorts out
for me exactly when and on which channel, moving things about to avoid
ever trying to record more programs at once than my tuners can handle.
It will find HD transmissions if possible and fall back to SD if it
can't - and also avoid repeats of course.

Bookmarks: it doesn't matter what I'm watching, recorded TV, downloaded
videos or DVDs, if I stop watching something and go back to it later,
Myth has remembered where I was in it.

MultiRec: I can record many more programs simultaneously than I have
tuners, provided some share a multiplex.


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