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

Marc MERLIN marc_mtv at merlins.org
Mon Mar 12 00:32:39 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:40:32AM +1300, Nick Rout wrote:
> One thing you will note, mythtv's developers will only incorporate
> code that doesn't break website Terms & Conditions. Therefore if a
> plugin would break Amazon's T&C it will never be part of mythtv
> proper. (Someone else may write a plugin, but it won't be officially
> part of mythtv).
> I believe XBMC to be less fussy.

I think you hit that one on the head. Also, those T&C are likely not valid
or legal in all places. 
This is the same situation than libdvdcss. Some can't support it because of
where they are, others can legally support it from other countries.
User gets to decide what applies to them, developers are not resentful of
one another, and everyone wins :)

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 02:46:25PM -0700, Gavin Hurlbut wrote:
> > I believe XBMC to be less fussy.
> That's their risk to take.
> Anyways, my point was: please do not ask for XMBC support here.  That
> is what the OP was doing.  If you want to know how well ${3rdpartyapp}
> works with MythTV, the best idea is to ask those who wrote and support
> ${3rdpartyapp}, rather than us.  We don't support their code, we
> support our code.

Note that I asked on the -users list, no the -dev list, so I was asking
fellow users for their experience, not myth devs to help me not use some of
the code they wrote, along with some of the code they did write :)

Either way, I have my answer, just pointing out that no disrespect was

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