(2014-07-02 21:46)tknorris Wrote: Some clarification question on this new addon:
- Is this addon ready for usage on a main HTPC to replace the old cmyth one?
- Does this new addon have any new features that the old cmyth one does not?
- Is the old cmyth code now basically frozen? (i.e. no future fixes/features)
- If the you currently have the cmyth one working on linux, is it just a simple replacement of one for the other using the PPA?
I'm trying to determine if I should switch my main HTPC over to this addon and disable cmyth or stick with cmyth for now...
 It is ready for usage on a main HTPC with xbmc Gotham and it supports MythTV 0.27 -> 0.28-pre.
 It hasn't new features for the eyes of end user, but it implements better some features:
It handles correctly recording metadata (covers, banners ...). The old addon cannot load them as expected.
Code of LiveTV and recording playback have been rewriten from scratch and they don't over read the buffer like the old addon. It seems to resolve playback failures with exotic tuner or when your backend is over loaded.
It allows to adjust the tuning delay (5 sec -> 30 sec) depending of your devices (see setting screen).
Global performance enhancement.
However it does not handle commercial skip. Today the backend API hasn't service for that. I pushed a proposal but it is not included until now.
 The old addon and its cmyth fork is now frozen: I don't maintain it anymore. But anyone could take over this project.
 The PPA doesn't replace the old. It add only the new addon. So you have to disable the old and then enable the new to switch.