[mythtv-users] *** mythfrontend is not being removed ***

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Tue Apr 10 00:18:29 UTC 2018

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:13 PM Larry Kennedy <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 4:59 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> On 26/03/2018 23:29, David Engel wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 10:40:30PM +0100, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>>> On 26/03/2018 15:24, Peter Bennett wrote:
>>>>> Hi All
>>>>> Paul Harrison's April Fool's joke about removing mythfrontend seems to
>>>>> have been taken seriously by many folks. There are no plans for that,
>>>>> in
>>>>> fact we plan to expand the frontend to support Android TV devices like
>>>>> the NVidia Shield.
>>>> Any chance of supporting the Amazon Fire stick?
>>> When hardware decoding is added, there's a good chance it will work
>>> for progressive content.  I believe the current FireTV (not stick)
>>> supports hardware deinterlacing so it will proably work for interlaced
>>> content too.  The older FireTVs and sticks, including the current one,
>>> could be out of luck or have to accept inferior deinterlacing.
>> Amazing! I've been pleased to see my frontends diminish in size over the
>> years, and imagined that trend might continue, but I'd never considered
>> the possibility of its physical form, in effect, disappearing
>> altogether.
> Thank God!  That was a horrible joke to those of us who use the Myth FE
> and are hooked on the commercial skip feature not available elsewhere.

Plex DVR will show you an image of the place you are in the show when
skipping forward and has the option to transcode the commercials out. They
don't allow automatically skipping commercials without cutting them out
which is odd.

So the functionality does exist elsewhere to some degree.
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