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Re: [TV] basic qusetion - ireland, listings, howto?
Paul Webster wrote:
I'm guessing it's not going to work well on my Linux PVR machine which
is controlled only using a small remote control?
Depends how you want to use it. As I mentioned in the earlier email -
add-ins are possible.
So - many people are using DG as the EPG for their PVR. Mine is DABDig -
which in turn schedules recording 20 different sorts of TV/Radio
Depends ... it works on a TiVo ;)
OK, I'll bite. How do I use it on a Linux box, or even a TiVo?
Remember no Windows machines allowed to complete this challenge..
Personally I use Mythtv (www.mythtv.org) which acts rather like an MS
Media center (with less virus's and fewer blue screens), or a Tivo,
etc. I can pull up an onscreen EPG on the TV at any time, or if I
prefer I can use any other machine via a webbrowser to pull up a web EPG
(or even on a mobile phone if I want to be obstruse...)
Why not use the MS Media Center? Well, as we speak I am working on the
Myth source to add a new audio output layer to use the JACK mixer. This
will let me hook in Brutefir to do processing on all audio. Brutefir is
an arbitrary FIR filtering engine which can do massive realtime
multichannel convolution on audio, which lets me do some really funky
stuff like measuring the imperfections in in my HiFi system, inverting
the response and basically "fixing" any problems. (Think near perfect
HiFi if you are into that kind of thing). I'm not even aware of a
general purpose multichannel convolver for Windows, so that fact that I
can easily knock up 40 lines of code and hook one into all my audio
output on Linux is quite impressive.
Anyway, my personal project plug aside! Digiguide is very impressive, I
hope that one day they can move to a more open platform - I would love
to pay some money to use it (I used to subscribe a few years back)