[mythtv-users] Mything thomething

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat May 28 17:49:07 UTC 2011

On 05/28/2011 01:14 PM, Richard Morton wrote:
> I am interested why reusing components in this way isnt the optimum
> solution from the mythtv developers point of view.
> I am guessing that the primary reason is that
> 1) you're limited by the functionality exposed by the tools that have
> been selected (which would make storing the keyframe locations in a
> database difficult I would expect)
> 2) you're constantly chasing your tail with dependency hell trying to
> maintain stable, production quality systems with different
> distributions of linux using different versions of the dependant tools
> which may well be incompatible.
> I am however generally interested in the pro's and con's from the
> developers perspective.

That's basically exactly it.  Plus, when you use MPlayer as the video 
player, you get only the MPlayer OSD, and similar--you lack consistency 
throughout the solution (because it's built on several different 
programs).  MythTV was designed as a completely integrated, standalone 
solution.  Freevo was designed for people who want what Tyler wants.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list