[mythtv-users] The future of MythTV

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 20:54:18 UTC 2021

On 04/06/2021 20:39, Per Jessen wrote:
> 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 have been using MythtV since 2012, recording off FTA satellite
> broadcasts.  For encrypted stuff (local telly), I have a receiver card
> with a CAM module.
> I have two satellite dishes and six LNBs - the two-three times a year of
> re-tuning/-scanning to keep up with channels moving around can get a
> little tedious.  I think there is room for improvement.
> Also, the ability to specify the language of the audio stream(s) when
> recording would be nice - I get lots of recordings in languages I don't
> understand.

Playback in Mythfrontend has the NEXTAUDIO key, by default + , which 
ought to step through the available options.  For DVB-T/T2 in the UK I 
think that usually gives an 
audio-description-for-the-visually-handicapped track, but you will 
probably have others.

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