[mythtv-users] Why does Myth need write access to my Videos SG?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Sep 24 14:43:27 UTC 2012

On 09/20/2012 02:27 AM, Christopher Kerr wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Michael Watson wrote:
>> IMO I think its a bit premature to remove support for external players,
>> when there is media that the internal player does not handle well.  (But I
>> am just a lowly user, and our opinion matters not)
> As the dev's have pointed out time and time again, the solution is not to
> cry "not now, not yet" but to furnish them with samples of media that
> doesn't play so they can fix the player...

Chicken/egg...  While we support "just work around the issue by not 
using MythTV to play back the content", users just use 
mplayer/xine/vlc/... and don't report issues, so we can't fix them.

I'm a "rip off the bandaid" kind of guy--it may hurt initially, but 
things get better quickly.


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