[mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Feb 11 21:14:37 UTC 2011
On 2/11/2011 15:38, Reynolds, Brian wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Eric Sharkey
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 9:22 AM
> To: Discussion about MythTV
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Ryan Patterson<ryan.goat at gmail.com>
>> I did not quote Brian Reynolds full e-mail. If you review his
>> original message you will see he is discussing downloading torrents
>> from questionable sources as an alternative to paying money for a
>> movie rental. If I was truly incorrect in linking his statements to
>> illegal activity, then I am sorry. But I have high confidence my
>> interpretation is correct.
> It was somewhat ambiguous, but given that he said "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." I presumed he was, at the very least, considering legal sources
> and was surprised when so many people jumped on him with the other
> I also have to say that in addition to being very prolific in your
> responses to questions on this list, there are also a few very militant
> people who are adamant about "following the rules", which is kind of
> funny when you consider that so many of you rage against DRM... which
> are, in effect, rules.
While many of us believe DRM only exists to control the paying customer,
and should be banned from use, that does not mean we can merely ignore
it. We just have to find (often expensive) ways around it, like using
analog capture which cannot be encrypted.
> OK... I don't use an e-mail client that puts ">" characters in front of
> previous posts, so top-posting is much easier to read. My e-mail client
> also defaults to using rich text for all messages. I can change that if
> it makes you happy, but I don't see the problem with rich text either.
> Geez, what's the big deal?
Very few people use email clients that cannot handle rich text and HTML
mail these days. There are email gateways you can use to reprocess the
email down to plain text, and even the various mailing list archives do
that on their own. This issue is that the only real reason to use rich
text or html is for markup, to use different fonts, different sizes,
People who actually care to personalize their email with such crap are
likely going to choose annoying colors and fonts, or huge font sizes,
and are going to be nothing more than a nuisance. In the end, it
provides nothing of real worth, and just makes an unnecessarily large
email, so why bother.
At least your client properly handles threading and populates the
necessary header fields to make that work, which is my personal pet
> I'm leaning heavily toward using Win MCE. However, if I get the whole
> machine built and really hate Win MCE, the same box can run MythTV. I
> assume that I could even virtualize the box and run both! Correct?
The same box could run Linux and MythTV, but video on Linux is really
best done on nVidia hardware, and you may have driver support issue with
the tuner cards you choose. Virtualization really should be avoided if
at all possible.
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