[mythtv-users] Best way to integrate a Netflix feed into Myth ?

scram69 scram69 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 19:33:29 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Charles Wright <cpwright at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Michael T. Dean
>> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> > which give a list of several clients and recommends against using MythTV
>> > for the purpose because MythTV is a Digital Video Recorder, and his
>> > intent is not to record the content, anyway.
>> Silly me, I thought MythTV was a serious attempt to take the "myth"
>> out of the Myth of Convergence.
>> Eric
> When I had a beefy enough front-end (now I am using an Ion), I found
> that VMware player with a Windows VM inside produced a pretty
> convenient experience.  I could start the VM from my a MythTV menu
> item, and I had it configured to open the Netflix Watch Now browser in
> full screen mode on startup.  I did need to use a mouse to control the
> VM, but I found it to be a quite workable solution.
> It isn't truly converged, but it was good enough for me.
> Charles
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With a 3-year-old mac mini with 2GB of RAM as a frontend and the
remote buddy software, switching between Myth and Netflix in a browser
(or other streaming players e.g. Comedy
Central/TNT/Nickelodeon/Disney/BBC) with the remote is fairly
seamless.  It's not an ion, but then it's laptop hardware, so not too
"beefy".  Having the mini sleep automatically when someone powers off
the TV also saves power.

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