[olug] Very general question....
sndchaser at cerebralrift.org
Fri Dec 16 19:33:38 UTC 2011
Well, that's what I am digging into, trying to understand a bit more...
Funny enough, one of the articles I am reading that compares MythTV and
XBMC in Linux Journal (http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/10713) has a
link to an article (unfortuantely outdated) by a slightly familiar
It sounds like there are scripts and tools for integrating MythTV
backends into XBMC, but they have been around for a while, and I don't
know what the current status is (yet)...I'm still digging.
The guide that I did find
(http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=99826) for using Couch Potato
and Sick Beard looks like a good alternative if you don't want to use
On 16.12.2011 13:19, Dan Linder wrote:
> Does XBMC do any sort of recording like MythTV? I'd like to replace
> DVR when we cut the cord with Cox, and I know that XBMC is very nice
> last I checked (1.5 years ago), it didn't do that.
> When I get free time (yeah, right), I'd like to do an XBMC+MythTV
> on the same system...or is that a well-documented install now?
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 11:56, SndChaser <sndchaser at cerebralrift.org>
>> I've not tried to install Myth... So far XBMC seems to be doing
>> nicely...I was quite impressed when I was able to scan my 1TB music
>> collection into it's database, even running from the Live image in
>> 2Gig of
>> memory (with the option to download artist / album / track reviews,
>> etc. turned on). I read a couple of good guides today on setting it
>> up on
>> a minimal Debian install, and configuring Sick Beard and Couch
>> Potato with
>> I am *seriously* giving consideration to trying to write some
>> scripts for
>> it... I'm heavily into Creative Commons music, and see several
>> opportunities to write plugins to support good CC sources: Libre.fm,
>> Jamendo, FMA and Sonic Squirrel...for a start. I'll have to dust
>> off my
>> python scripting skills and see if I can do anything.
>> So - does anyone else have any startlingly good reason(s) I should
>> look at
>> Myth over XBMC? (Really trying to get a good comparison before I
>> too much.)
>> On 16.12.2011 11:34, DYNATRON tech wrote:
>>> boxee is a fork of xbmc. i have heard good things, but i use plain
>>> on several platforms and enjoy it a lot. works great with SMB
>>> both support python scripting, which can be quite fun if you want
>>> to get
>>> your hands dirty. i have heard that boxee python isn't as good as
>>> a lot of people on this list use myth. i hear good things.
>>> On Dec 15, 2011 10:21 AM, "SndChaser" <sndchaser at cerebralrift.org>
>>> So, last weekend I was in Sol's and found an Acer Aspire X1200 (
>>>> http://bit.ly/s6Oq2O) sitting on a shelf without a price tag on
>>>> it. The
>>>> thing I noticed about it is that it has an eSATA port in addition
>>>> to it's
>>>> HDMI port. So, I pulled it off the shelf and put it on the
>>>> counter and
>>>> asked one of the guys "how much?" They came back with a price of
>>>> everything (computer, keyboard, mouse, and monitor). I managed to
>>>> down a bit more and went ahead and bought it. After cleaning it
>>>> (cleaning the heat sink, blowing out the dust, and washing the
>>>> thoroughly), I set it up in my living room and started playing
>>>> with it:
>>>> upgraded the firmware, and grabbed a live XBMC disk... Everything
>>>> running like a top on it: video is working well, audio is perfect,
>>>> So, here's the situation / question: I am planning on making this
>>>> permanent Media Center. I'm going to get a 60G SSD for it, get my
>>>> up (eventually) and install something. That's the question: what
>>>> install? So far it seems like XBMC, MythTV, and Boxee are the
>>>> primary choices. But does anyone have any specific
>>>> I'm currently leaning towards XBMC on top of Arch, but I am
>>>> wide-open to suggestions.
>>>> We need to heed the words of the Dalai Lama,
>>>> Or at least, the words of your mama.
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>> We need to heed the words of the Dalai Lama,
>> Or at least, the words of your mama.
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We need to heed the words of the Dalai Lama,
Or at least, the words of your mama.
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