[opendtv] Re: Video Without Boundaries???

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, OpenDTV <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 13:53:09 -0500

There is no teaser.

These guys ripped off MythTV ( http://www.mythtv.org ) and stuck it in a
PC with a couple of PCI cards.

Heck, they couldn't even figure out how to change the default MythTV
skin from the looks of their MediaReady PDF sheet.

The platform looks hodge-podged together. There is not even interface
uniformity across the various open source applications they have cobbled

H.264 provided by Mplayer/VLC with x264 libraries, etc. Sigh.

As per the GPL licensing of the open source apps they are using, they
are supposed to make the source code available on their site. I note
that their download section has no downloads. Nice.

I *detest* companies that can't even admit that they are using open
source software as their main platform (I see that MythTV+plugins has
been renamed to 'MediaREADY').


> The teaser...
> "*VWB, Inc. Ups Ante In Home Digital Media Center Products Via New 
> MediaREADY^(TM) 6000
> */Easy to Use Set-Top Box Offers All Existing MediaREADY Convergence 
> Features Plus New CableCARD^(TM) Digital Cable Tuning Capability with 
> Dual ATSC/NTSC TV Tuners, H.264 and VC-1 Codec support, VoIP/Video 
> Conferencing"/
> http://www.vwbinc.com/press/122205pr.html

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