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Old 11-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
rbomba
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Wink Catchup tv linux distro


Hi there. I'm fairly new to the world of linux so be gentle. The question I want to ask is probably a bit obscure but then I am sure you can let me know your thoughts.

Media Centre distros I've found all to be a little clunky. They always demand a decent hard drive size and you have too plan what tv show you want to record etc in advance. CatchupTV is available in the UK on various web sites BBC Iplayer etc but the only time they are all together is on some of the new smart TVs.

I came across this application for windows called http://nevermiss.tv and while it is rough around the edges it probably does the job. After some more searching I saw a device thats ready to go on the market called youview.com now it probably doesn't do much more than a linux distro i.e. puppy with flashplayer and the urls for the various providers i.e. bbc itv 4od 5 etc.

It just appears to be such a simple idea/concept and I for 1 am baffled that no one has thought about a distro for it. or even an application that utilies this content.

I have about 40 or so old relisys thin clients with 256mb compact flash cards at work and I am sure that they would respond well enough to this. I'm sure media centre distros would come to life as the PVR element is in my opinion the part that lets it down.

What do you think

Rbomba
 
Old 11-29-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Check out Myth: http://www.mythtv.org/
 
Old 11-30-2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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It's the large scale mythtv style package that I am trying to avoid. But more a front end to tap into to the catchuptv services that are already in place online. But if no one is able to produce this type of thing on linux then thats fair enough.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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It's the large scale mythtv style package that I am trying to avoid. (snip) But if no one is able to produce this type of thing on linux then thats fair enough.
Fair enough and quite understandable. I've toyed with tackling Myth myself and always chickened out.

I suspect that it's less likely that no one is able to produce this type of thing on Linux as that no one has decided to give it a whirl.
 
  


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