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

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Aug 23 20:17:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 01:55:08PM -0400, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Linuxguy123" <linuxguy123 at gmail.com>
> >
> >> On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 14:28 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >> > Just like I wouldn't hook up a set-top-box BluRay player to MythTV
> >> > to
> >> > play a BluRay disc, it makes no sense to hook up a set-top-box
> >> > Netflix
> >> > player to play a Netflix stream.
> >>
> >> It just so happens that I am going to have a central BluRay player as
> >> well. We've got 5 tvs in our house. Why should I have 5 BluRay
> >> players ? Why not just have one and distribute the content via Myth ?
> >
> > Well, I'm pretty sure the 1999 Diamond Rio MP3 format shifting case
> > covers ripping your DVDs for private one-at-a-time use, so I can't see
> > why you couldn't do *that* with your BDs as well, diskspace permitting.
> I would suggest not speaking to legal issues, in particular when you
> appear to be poorly informed.  Format shifting has been shown numerous
> times to not be applicable to DVDs due to the DMCA rules related to
> DRM (which don't apply to CDs since there was no DRM involved).
> Speculation like this just creates additional confusion amongst users,
> and this isn't really the forum for it.

    This is not something that's been adjudicated. So anything that any one
comes up with is total speculation, regardless of what they advocate. That
said, this sort of thing seems like something a bit silly to get too excited
about given the fact that mythvideo already exists and it supports the 
aforementioned format shifting directly. (indirectly too)


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