I’m a geek - let’s face it. A lot of my friends as of late have been building their own homegrown DVR boxes. Some use windows, some use linux and MythTV. The whole problem with this is that Windows is going to be loaded down with DRM, and just reading through the linux stuff makes most people cringe. I see a real market growing for an easy to build DVR setup (maybe just a single box, or maybe a client/server setup like MythTV) that would be small, light, and very fast.
So, all we would need is the DVR software built on top of Haiku, and then hardware support for several boards (like the Via Epia) and video capture cards that would be supported by this - and then a lot of promotion. But, this may carve out that initial niche market that Haiku can thrive in.
Any takers - I’ve too much going on right now but I wanted to throw the idea out there in case others wanted to run with it.
Any takers - I've too much going on right now but I wanted to throw the idea out there in case others wanted to run with it.
OK, I know little has come of it (or not, maybe you could update us petter?), but over at petter hj’s blog he mentioned back in January a BeMediaCentre (http://blog.petterhj.net/entry.php?id=30) that he wants to work on.
I guess that is 50% of your wish list, and Marcus’ DVB-T and Pascal’s DVB-S (I think that is the right way around) work is the other 50%.
afaik, TV-O-Rama (http://bebits.com/app/4220) is just for viewing TV, no DVR stuff yet.
I haven’t worked on BeMediaCenter for some time now. I did some work a month ago or so, but I’ve been really busy with school this last months, and I’ve just had my examns. I hope to get some time available during the summer to catch up on my projects (there are a few). I’m going away for a month now, and I’m working a lot, but this year I won’t go to school (I need a year off), so I’ll probably have some time this year. Hoping to develop my programming skills, BeMediaCenter being a learning project - so who knows what will come of it
I’ve also talked with some people making it a SF/BerliOS project so more people can contribute if anyones interested.