[mythtv] MythTV on Windows
charlie.mas at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 21:22:14 UTC 2007
On Dec 5, 2007 8:47 PM, Jochen Kühner <jochen.kuehner at gmx.de> wrote:
> there is also mythtvplayer for windows...
Its true but its not the same as a proper "10 foot" / "from the sofa"
GUI. Its like comparing Windows Media Player with Windows Media
Center, they are designed to do different things despite the fact they
both basically just play video.
Thats not to say mythtvplayer & VLC + Tapeworm don't have there place.
They are very handy for quickly accessing a single recording. But its
not the same as being able to get the Frontend on every major platform
Linux, Mac and Windows.
The Backend is not so important because people tend to use another
machine dedicated as a backend or some times as a set top box. Either
way they can choose what ever OS they want to use.
But if a machine has to be used for other tasks, e.g. gaming, its not
so likely to be running Linux, but you could still want to run it as a
Frontend (when your not gaming). Sure theres dual booting or
virtualisation but they are hardly ideal solutions, it would be much
better to be able to run the Frontend natively, which for windows we
are now a step closer to.
Thats my thoughts anyway.
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