[mythtv-users] The future of MythTV

Jeff jffry at posteo.net
Fri Jun 4 13:47:31 UTC 2021

Hi Paul,

On 04/06/2021 15:17, Paul Harrison wrote:
> We can see from the number of Scheduled Direct users and the Smolt data 

> that MythTV is losing users at an ever increasing rate.  We think one 
> reason for this is it's getting harder and harder to record stuff 
> because more services are becoming encrypted requiring proprietary boxes 
> to view and record content and some services are moving to an on-demand 

> type of service that are hard or impossible to record.
> So the question is what improvements would you like to see in MythTV in 

> the future that would persuade you to continue to use it? Would you like 
> to see better support for YouTube for example or a better video media 
> library. Better music player? Support for IPTV services? What plugins do 
> you use?  What plugins would you like to see? Are you happy with the 
> user interface or would you like to see a more modern one?
> Give us your thoughts on what direction you would like to see MythTV 
> take now it's original purpose is slowing being killed of.

I've been using MythTV since it replaced a TiVo some eight years ago.

My main criticism is that the frontend no longer plays HD content 
fluidly on my RaspberryPi 3, and so I now use a Kodi frontend with the 
MythTV backend. If the frontend played HD content better, then I would 
ditch Kodi again.

I have minor issues with things like internet radio being very flaky to 
set up and use.

I don't intend to use paid-for streaming services or the like.



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