[mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 21:52:07 UTC 2011
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Reynolds, Brian
<Brian.Reynolds at fiserv.com> wrote:
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Kingsley Turner
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:29 PM
> To: Discussion about MythTV
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
> On 10/02/11 04:51, Reynolds, Brian wrote:
> Now to my question... what’s the advantage of MythTV over Win MCE? Why
> would I want to go this route instead of MCE when I can get copy protected
> content in MCE?
> MCE can't play MKV format without a bunch of dicking around, and installing
> plugins from dubious sources.
> M$ could support MKV, they just don't want to.
> OK, I could convert the MKV files with VLC Media Player to a format that is
> supported by MCE... and I could even automate it so the machine would
> convert any new MKV files during off-peak hours. But I don’t know how much
> I would use MKV files anyway. I’ve only tried to find movies (torrents) to
> download a few times... and I’ve been disappointed every time. Either the
> quality sucks, it’s in the wrong language, it isn’t the whole movie, or it
> isn’t what it appeared to be at all. Each time I’ve tried to download some
> torrents, I just end up wasting more time than it’s worth. I would rather
> just pay a few bucks to rent the thing than to spend hours to find what I
> want online somewhere. My time is worth more than the $3.99 I would save.
> Is there some place to find complete, high-definition, English-language
> movies to download that is reliable and convenient? Maybe I’m looking in
> all the wrong places. Of course, I’ve only tried a few times because it
> frustrated me so much.
This list isn't the place to respond to that, I will assume that the
discussion to date has been about movies that people have legitimately
ripped from disc's they own and placed in a mkv container...
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