Rich Mingin on 11 Dec 2016 12:12:16 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Mythbuntu Linux Has Been Discontinued

HDHomeRuin…. A Freudian slip? I have their CableCard-enabled dual tuner, and while I had cable service, I liked it plenty. I’ve dumped cable completely, though, and a Roku Streaming Stick makes a lovely “plays anything” gadget. It’s closed source software/firmware, but it allows plugins and can talk to nearly any source (web streams, Youtube, Amazon streaming, Netflix, Plex, *anything*).

On Nov 6, 2016, 17:09 -0500, Eugene Smiley <>, wrote:
With Plex beta testing it's DVR which works with HDHomeRuin products, it may have hastened Mythbuntu's demise.

On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 11:22 AM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 1:21 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> Mythbuntu: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

I suspect this may reflect the declining popularity of MythTV itself,
at least as something you run in your living room from a dedicated

I had some hardware failure and found that getting MythTV running on
newer hardware was difficult (sure, it is trivial on a PC with a video
card, but it is hard to find something that can run it while consuming
<30W of power and for low cost, since MythTV doesn't support most of
the newer ARM SoCs and such as far as I'm aware).  Ultimately I ended
up switching to Plex and cutting the cord, since that was something I
was considering doing anyway.  If you aren't using a traditional cable
service or OTA broadcasts, you don't have much of a need for a DVR at

Ultimately I suspect it will go the way of Cable TV.  Of course, cable
isn't quite dead yet.

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