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  1. #11
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    Re: newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by klc5555 View Post
    The backend runs the tv tuner cards, handles scheduling of recordings and runs the database. Like I wrote way back in the original reply. Mythtv doesn't run without at least one backend connected. Mythtv is a PVR suite of applications : if you don't need a backend at all, because you just want to play local files, then you don't need mythtv. There are lots of simple file-player applications out there --any of them fit this need better than mythtv does.
    +1. I'd recommend XBMC if you don't need PVR functionality
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  2. #12
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    Re: newbie

    You could even use boxee and watch local or remote media.
    Out of the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success

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