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'''SITE NEWS''' -- 24 hours.  53,000 hits.  Wow.  It's amazing what happens when you're official.  Welcome, all.  --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 03:09, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
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'''RELEASE''' -- MythTV v0.19 was officially released at 0116UTC on Sunday 12 Feb 2006. The link to the release announcement and download links is at the top of the page.  It's been a long wait, but there's a '''lot''' of cool stuff in the new release.  '''Remember to back up your database before upgrading, and run mythsetup afterwards.'''  If you're so inclined, feel free to write up your upgrade process (ie: take notes for us all  :-) and put it in [[:Category:Upgrading]].   
 
'''RELEASE''' -- MythTV v0.19 was officially released at 0116UTC on Sunday 12 Feb 2006. The link to the release announcement and download links is at the top of the page.  It's been a long wait, but there's a '''lot''' of cool stuff in the new release.  '''Remember to back up your database before upgrading, and run mythsetup afterwards.'''  If you're so inclined, feel free to write up your upgrade process (ie: take notes for us all  :-) and put it in [[:Category:Upgrading]].   
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--[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 03:02, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
 
--[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 03:02, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
 
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'''Here's a piece from Doc Searls''' -- it's about the RIAA, not the MPAA, but it might serve as good [http://doc.weblogs.com/2006/02/08#asNeoSaidItsAboutChoice background] about how these guys think, anyway.
 
:''Internet Radio guy'': We're on the same side here. We promote artists and sell records. Our station plays deep cuts from the industry's catalog. We put lists of every artist and song we play up on the Web with links to online stores where listeners can buy the CD. We help fight piracy and increase record sales. Why are you trying to kill us?
 
:''RIAA guy'': You don't understand. We're in the blockbuster business. We don't care about the rest of the catalog. We pay a lot to make and promote blockbuster artists. We have a system for that. You're not in it.
 
Read down; he makes an interesting argument that complying with the FCC's DTV cutover date may kill broadcast TV as the US has known it.  His [http://www.itgarage.com/node/740 Rebuilding TV: One Producer at a Time] is interesting as well.  --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 21:36, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
'''Throttling''' -- Do they really follow their own rules?  CNN says Netflix doesn't, in this [http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/10/netflix.penalty.ap/index.html article] about how they're penalizing their best customers.  Remember: it's all about money; they're public corporations; that's all they're '''allowed''' to be interested in, or their stockholders will sue them. --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 00:59, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
 
  
 
'''Site Statistics''' -- There are 1,912 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about MythTV, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 431 pages that are probably legitimate content pages.
 
'''Site Statistics''' -- There are 1,912 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about MythTV, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 431 pages that are probably legitimate content pages.
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That's what the [[Special:Statistics|Statistics]] say.  210K+ hits, 25% on the Main page.  In a little over a month.  Wow.  You go, guys.  --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 00:18, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
 
That's what the [[Special:Statistics|Statistics]] say.  210K+ hits, 25% on the Main page.  In a little over a month.  Wow.  You go, guys.  --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 00:18, 11 February 2006 (UTC)
 
'''HBO doesn't want you to record their programming''' -- Ars has another interesting new [http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060209-6151.html piece] you should probably read.  [[Fair use]]?  What's that? --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 01:47, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
'''ArsTechnica on the CableCard''' -- Joseph Caputo on the mailing list pointed out [http://arstechnica.com/guides/other/cablecard.ars this nice backgrounder on CableCard], the technology that ''might'' let you buy a digital cable tuner card that would let you record digital- and pay-tier cable programming.  If, of course, Hollywood doesn't force so many restrictions on the manufacturers of the cards that you can't ''use'' them with non-Windows, free-software programs like Myth (which, alas, isn't likely).  --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 18:17, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
'''Community Access TV Comments Solicited by FCC''' -- If one of the things you tape on your MythBox is local community access television programming (as we do, since it's often on at odd hours), and you find those programs interesting and informative, you probably want to [http://www.mnn.org/saveaccess/whatisnprm.html go tell the FCC that].  As noted in an earlier News piece, the federal government is planning to nationalize the process of franchising cable television providers, and, among the other negative effects likely to follow the removal of that process from local hands, it's probably going to kill one of the last bastions of free speech on television.  Just another front (in addition to the Broadcast Flag) on which Congress is trying to transfer your rights into the control of the Large Corporations... which control it.  Speak up, folks. --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 19:14, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
'''Congress Sets Date for Analog TV Shutdown''' - "Congress voted last week to set the official date for the analog spectrum handover at Feb. 17, 2009. By then, analog television transmissions in America should be history. The DTV transition will be over, and the ultimate fate of local digital television broadcasting will finally be revealed."  [http://broadcastengineering.com/newsletters/bth/20060206/ Passed it by 2 votes.]  Does this mean your analog tuner card will be worthless in 3 years?  I dunno. --[[User:Baylink|Baylink]] 21:05, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
  
 
There is an archive of [[Old News]].
 
There is an archive of [[Old News]].

Revision as of 18:50, 15 February 2006

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RELEASE -- MythTV v0.19 was officially released at 0116UTC on Sunday 12 Feb 2006. The link to the release announcement and download links is at the top of the page. It's been a long wait, but there's a lot of cool stuff in the new release. Remember to back up your database before upgrading, and run mythsetup afterwards. If you're so inclined, feel free to write up your upgrade process (ie: take notes for us all  :-) and put it in Category:Upgrading.

And remember, if you usually prefer to install from binary packages (which is not a bad thing), it will probably take several days to a week or more before packages for your particular distribution become available; please be patient with your packager. --Baylink 03:02, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Site Statistics -- There are 1,912 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages, pages about MythTV, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 431 pages that are probably legitimate content pages.

There have been a total of 213,852 page views, and 4,264 page edits since the wiki was setup. That comes to 2.23 average edits per page, and 50.15 views per edit.

We have 135 users, but only 34 with user pages.

That's what the Statistics say. 210K+ hits, 25% on the Main page. In a little over a month. Wow. You go, guys. --Baylink 00:18, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

There is an archive of Old News.