[mythtv-users] [svlug] xbmc vs mythtv-frontend

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 21:36:26 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Karl Dietz
<dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org> wrote:
> On 11.03.2012 03:10, Nick Rout wrote:
>> I appreciate your position on this (and that you are a myth
>> developer). One problem is that XBMC has had a chequered history with
>> myth support, with a number of plugins and schemes to access myth
>> backends.
>> When you multiply the number of plugins x the versions of myth's
>> protocol x the number of versions of XBMC you get a lot of
>> combinations. Searching their wiki or forums will give you many false
>> leads. I can see why there is a temptation to ask here, where at least
>> the answers will probably reflect the current version of myth's
>> protocols.
>> Anyway I have given the OP his answer - XBMC currently works with
>> mythbox on eden RC2 against 0.24 backend. Probably won't for a while
>> on 0.25 until the XBMC guys catch up.
>> But anyway another approach is to use myth frontend for what it is
>> good for, and have a button to start xbmc for what it is good for.
>> That's what I do.
> It would be nice if someone who went through all the false leads would
> update the wiki to make it easier for the next person... </hint>

Good point. Funnily I see the screenies there are from someone in the
same country as me (NZ) by the channel lineup - yes we have excitng
and original names like TVOne, TV2, TV4...

> Looking at http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=MythTV I see 6 variants which
> all support different feature sets. But I don't see a guide that
> explains how everything comes together. (do you use mythfrontend for
> recordings and xbmc for everything else? Or is it better to use the
> native frontend for everything but streaming content for which xbmc
> seems to be ahead?)
> Regards,
> Karl
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