[mythtv-users] The future of MythTV

Monkey Pet monkeypet at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 22:56:12 UTC 2021

I've been with mythtv for a very long time!

Here are my suggestions:

A) Continue to focus on mythtvbackend, since recording/commercial
flagging/transcoding are the favorite features.
B) De-emphasize the mythtv-frontend, because the frontend seems always
lagging Plex / Kodi, feature set, performance, and polish.
C) Instead of having your own mythtv-frontend, work to improve plugins and
integrations with Kodi/Plex, Android and other platforms.

I am an old-school mythtv person. I still run mythtv and the
mythtv-frontend because I am so used to it and it works for my purposes. I
run them on a mini-mac and a raspberry pi 4.
On my windows box, I use Kodi to access the recordings and watch from it.

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 6:28 AM Paul Harrison <mythtv at mythqml.net> 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.
> Paul H.
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