[MVLUG] Correcting some Mythinformation (sorry)
joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Wed May 2 11:54:33 MDT 2007
Hans Fugal writes:
>Myth was of course designed with the TV in mind (though how a remote
>control is supposed to find the city before your thumb falls off is
>anyone's guess). Because very few program UIs were designed to be
>operated by remote, myth had a semijustifiable reason to include
>everything and the kitchen sink.
I'd say they had a really good reason -- in the context of their
goals, it was probably even the right decision. Their goals just
aren't quite my goals!
>If you're looking just to playback (no tuner, no pvr) you might look at
>freevo. I found it considerably easier to set up than myth (which I
>outright rejected mostly because A) I hate messing with MySQL or any
>other full-fledged database for something that shouldn't require it
>(myth qualifies, IMHO) and B) I don't have a tuner or anything to
>record), and although it does make an effort at PVR it shines in the
>more simple usage scenarios. Don't know about channel listings, though.
If you mean just DVD playback, I've been using gxine very happily for
quite a while.
I don't like messing with mysql -- it seems like it's got more setup
required than it ought to (that may just be the debian package,
though). I'm very curious about sqlite: it's a library that
implements sql, talking to files instead of a real database engine. I
wonder if it might not be a really nice way to get the good parts of
sql without needing a full-fledged database.
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