[mythtv-users] The future of MythTV

Ben bkamen at benjammin.net
Fri Jun 4 17:30:39 UTC 2021

On 6/4/21 8:17 AM, Paul Harrison wrote:
> Give us your thoughts on what direction you would like to see MythTV take now it's original purpose is slowing being killed of.

Hey Paul,

First - thanks for almost 2 decades (for me) of MythTV. I put together my first system in 2004.

I currently use MythTV primarily as my OTA recording back-end and then share the recording directory with Plex (or I have a job to trim flagged commercials/transcode/save into another directory structure Plex can see). I do all my recording with HDHR Tuners over my network.

The only real reason I brought Plex into the mix was:

  1: Android Device support for playback (and from the cloud. In my car, I use Plex to play music via Android Auto)
     (sidenote: to this day it's flaky and doesn't always work -- and while my MP3 collection has all the ID3 tags carefully set, Plex's music scanner seems to ignore that and insist on organizing some of my music by folder instead of ID3 tag.)

  2: The Plex Android client had a mobile-device photo-sync (that feature has been removed - apparently Plex can't keep it working. Abandoning it pissed off a lot of users. Personally, I had one friend jump on a lifetime plexpass for that one feature and now it's gone.)

  3: Plex Mobile Client and via web client can cast to things like ChromeCast. If I'm watching on a TV/Projector, that's how I do it.

  4: Bonus Item: Plex users can share content with other plex users. (the whole "add friends" thing)


If I could cover those things with MythTV -- I would have MythTV would shift back to becoming the central component to my media system... Plex would only serve for sharing my stored content with friends.
(and if MythTV incorporated some way to share that and was reasonably priced, I'm sure those users would shift over as well.)

Cheers and thanks,


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