[vdr] VDR and MythTV
Jesus Bravo Alvarez
jba at pobox.com
Sun Mar 5 23:46:56 CET 2006
O Sábado 04 de Marzo de 2006 ás 14:20, Dag dicía:
>Anyway I wonder if there are anyone here that have made this
>"jump" and can tell me what I am going to miss and what I will like
>before I take the big step.
Here are some of my opinions:
- Channel changes in LiveTV are much faster in VDR (MythTV with DVB-T is
painful, and I think this still applies to 0.19) It's also more
reliable (MythTV 0.18 often crashed when zapping a lot, I don't know if
it's better now)
- LiveTV is not recorded to disk in VDR, unless you pause it. This means
you can't say "I missed that one, let's go back and see it again" as with
- Programming recordings is easier in VDR, especially for non-tech users.
It's not so heavily epg-oriented as MythTV. This is good for countries
like Spain where you can't trust the epg timetables.
- You have DVB radios in VDR, I think they're not yet available in MythTV.
And about the plugins:
- No (dis)advantages on watching DVDs, and the same for DivX/etc if you use
xineplayer from xine plugin (it needs no reencoding)
- VDR doesn't compare to MythTV for viewing images. This is the reason why
I still stick to MythTV, as my parents spend a lot of time viewing
photos. I use MythTV for this, and VDR for everything else.
Jesús Bravo Álvarez
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