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

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Apr 14 14:05:54 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 01:08:07PM +0100, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> 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.

...an important feature of Bookmarks is that you can pick up your recording
in whatever room you want. If you have multiple frontends, your entire PVR
"cluster" appears to be one single massive machine.


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