[mythtv-users] [svlug] xbmc vs mythtv-frontend
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 02:10:04 UTC 2012
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Oops I posted before reading this. However could we please also stop
>> talking about ipad, upnp, android, boxee, networked media tanks and
>> anything else not running the official mythtv frontend code?
>> I mean an open source project with an openly published communication
>> protocol should never allow discussion of other programs which may
>> seek to use that protocol, or leverage the power of the backend.
> Sarcasm aside: asking for help on this list running code we do not
> write or have anything to do with is pointless. We don't provide
> these resources to further XBMC's development. The original poster
> wasn't asking for anything related at all to our codebase, but rather
> how to use a "competing" project to access our system, given that they
> haven't updated to the latest protocols... Not our problem, ask the
> people who wrote it.
> Really, discussion on how to setup ipad, android, etc apps really
> don't belong here either. This list is for discussing MythTV, and as
> long as there is reasonable overlap, we give a lot of leeway for being
> partially off-topic. Whoever wrote the other application should be
> supporting it themselves, not depending on us and our resources. Of
> course, there is often overlap there.
> All that said: the original posting isn't of that nature IMHO. If you
> want to know how XBMC works, ask *them* :)
I appreciate your position on this (and that you are a myth
developer). One problem is that XBMC has had a chequered history with
myth support, with a number of plugins and schemes to access myth
When you multiply the number of plugins x the versions of myth's
protocol x the number of versions of XBMC you get a lot of
combinations. Searching their wiki or forums will give you many false
leads. I can see why there is a temptation to ask here, where at least
the answers will probably reflect the current version of myth's
Anyway I have given the OP his answer - XBMC currently works with
mythbox on eden RC2 against 0.24 backend. Probably won't for a while
on 0.25 until the XBMC guys catch up.
But anyway another approach is to use myth frontend for what it is
good for, and have a button to start xbmc for what it is good for.
That's what I do.
> Anyways, I likely need to chill out today. Take it all with a grain of salt. :)
Yeah we all have those days. I believe it is on topic enough, but your
opinion probably carries more weight :)
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