Originally Posted by quantumstate
Hm, I've been curious about XBMC, but I am absolutely sticking with the Myth backend due to my particular recording device. Can XBMC set recordings? Delete them? Perform all the functions that the Myth frontend does (including Android remote control operation)? Is anyone actually using XBMC with the Myth backend?
Well. . . surprisingly the Myth integration in XBMC has been around the longest (I believe since Eden alpha) yet even the basics haven't been completely ironed out. As to setting recordings, yes. Setting a series to record? Not there yet as far as I know. Delete recordings? Yes. Android remote? Based on your security requirements, I'm not sure how you'd view it, but there are two great Android remotes for XBMC. The official Team-XBMC remote and another called Yatse developed by Tolriq. Yatse seems to cache your library much quicker, and from what I can tell Tolriq has been much more responsive on bug-fixes and feature additions. It also lets you send video links to XBMC, which is nice if you have the appropriate addon installed. Example HTPC scenario: an in-law wants you to see the youtube clip: Gangham Style. Assuming you have the youtube add on installed in XBMC, then just do a browser search (on android device with Yatse installed) and when you touch the youtube link a context menu will ask (Play in Youtube, Play in Browser, or Send to XBMC) whereafter you can view that annoying clip on your HTPC in fullscreen
As to using XBMC with Myth, it's been on my to do list but I've never gotten around to trying it out. Maybe not in this forum, but http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=170
Also, as to not having basics ironed out, I was referring to series recording (which no backend currently supports with their XBMC addon as I'm aware) and recordings *actually* showing up
. People were having to restart XBMC or reset the PVR database to get them to show up
so clearly not all the frontend/backend communication is rock solid yet. In my opinion an XBMC addon brings a lot more visibility and users to Myth, whether that's good or bad could be debatable. If you wanted to see how many different ways something can break, it's the perfect way to do it