[mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?
kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 17:19:01 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:00 AM, Will <will at st0rage.org> wrote:
> My understanding of reality was that playing (and ripping) encrypted
> DVDs in linux with things such as libdvdcss is illegal in the US,
> whereas bittorrent use is not.
> A 'Rip DVD' option might make people see MythTV in a more negative light
> than a built-in bittorrent downloading client.
> It looks like bittorrent is becoming popular for people to distribute
> their own works to interested parties. Like the BBC for instance.
> No one will stop you, they will just ignore you and your contributions
> will not be allowed into the final project. Oh, and no talking about
> it! :)
> That seems messed up, to me.
The part that is somewhat ironic in this whole mess is that you may look at
a product like Miro or legaltorrents and long for integration. Miro is
simply an RSS reader with Gstreamer for video playback. Legaltorrents is
just an index. Spend a few moments and you'll find a very simply
command-line RSS enclosure downloader for Linux and a bittorrent client that
you can subscribe to feeds with. Both will download content for you and put
it in a folder that you can browse with MythVideo and, with the right player
depending on the format, play on MythTV. What's missing? Metadata mostly,
but that could probably be scripted pretty easily to pull from the RSS entry
or the torrent and inserted into the database. All the pieces are in front
of you, just take a little of that open source spirit, put those pieces
together, and distribute it far and wide for the world to enjoy.
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