[MVLUG] Correcting some Mythinformation (sorry)
hfugal at cs.nmsu.edu
Wed May 2 12:12:12 MDT 2007
Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> If you mean just DVD playback, I've been using gxine very happily for
> quite a while.
No, more of a media center, control by remote sort of setup. Like myth,
but without the kitchen sink. :) Freevo is written almost exculsively
in python, I think, and uses external tools like mplayer to do the heavy
lifting. So it can't do some of the neat things myth can do, but as a
basic tv media frontend it's not bad.
> 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.
sqlite is very nice. I've used it many a time and it is always nice to
me. There's no configuration either: just
and you have a database ready for your SQL commands. Access control is
in the filesystem. Speed is comparable or better than the big boys for
many uses. Unfortunately there's no easy way to drop sqlite in place of
mysql for most programs, they have to be designed with database
portability in mind.
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