[mythtv-users] Our Only Option is Schedule Direct?

brian turbo at talstar.com
Mon Sep 17 21:47:42 UTC 2007


Larry Sanderson wrote:
>>> Is our only option to "Pay/Subscribe" to schedule direct.  If so, it
>>> looks like switching to comcast's DVR is a "now" worthwhile
>>>
>>> Am I the only one who is upset about having to pay a monthly fee now
>>> to use Myth?  Why is it that every time something worthwhile in the
>>> opensource community somehow ends up being forced into a commercial
>>> enterprise.  Maybe we could look into how Jbidwatcher gathers it's
>>> auction data., by scraping it from the source servers.  It's not
>>> particularly efficient or elegant, but programming data doesn't need
>>> to be updated very frequently.  We could still use zap2it, just write
>>> a scrapper.  Any thoughts?
> 
> This is a good idea - I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up before.

   No it isn't a good idea.  ...and, it has been brought up before.

   It is a violation of the Terms Of Service on the zap2it site, to which
you agree by accessing/using the site, to use a screen-scraper or other
technology to capture/store the information presented there.




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