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Discussion in 'Other HTPC Applications' started by lloydsmart, September 17, 2009.

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Myth or XBMC for Linux?

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  1. lloydsmart
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    I see :D thanks. It's looking increasingly likely that this will be my
    way forward, as much as I hate to leave MediaPortal behind. It really is the best media app I've ever used or seen, but Linux is just too tempting. If only there was a version of mp for Linux..... Ah well.



    Ps does anyone know if the happauge hvr-4000 works under Linux and mythtv? I know I should google but I'm just being lazy now ;)
     
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    ROFL!

    Ok, point taken. Although in my defence i was on my iPhone when I wrote that so it's almost but not quite so simple.

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    Ok having done yet more research I'm now seriously considering XBMC. It seems to be much more feature-laden, and to be under much more active development, which I like. Also the app itself seems to be a lot more 'mediaportalish', especially when you look at the plugins and skins like mediastream. And on top of that it has a nice big forum community, just like mp, which makes it very appealing. Does anyone have any views on this? Are there any obvious pitfalls which I'm not seeing? Thanks.
     
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    if you dont need the TV feature then go with XBMC, otherwise you must at least use the MythTV backend since XBMC doesnt provide TV functionality by itself.
     
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    Yes, I was thinking of using a myth backend with the xbmc frontend. For now, I don't have a dvb card, but it is something I'll be adding soon so I'm hoping to get xbmc up and running then add myth for tv later.
     
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    I know this thread is old but looking at your options why is your baseline solution not MP running on XP? What am I missing?

    I have read several threads recommending XBMC but thought if an ATSC TV tuner support was important that MP was the best option.
     
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    Hi Lloydsmart - so, almost a year on, what was your decision in the end? I am very happy with MP, but I am also wondering about the leap into Linux based computing, only because I want to experiment with a system with multiple clients on it, and I don't want the expense of lots of XP or W7 licenses. I am also looking for the least resource-hungry clients I can lay my hands on.

    If you get this - I'd be interested to know how you got on. Thanks!
     
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