On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 01:25:04PM +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
On 19.02.2015 12:55, fnu wrote:
Thank you Tobias, Mirko Doelle and Peter Siering!
Thanks from me, too!
Thanks from me too, using VDR since 2004, and still on the same
hardware. Admittedly, I am not using VDR that much any more. It was very
important for more than 5 years when the kids were younger and wanted to
see their favourite programs, over and over again. :)
Some reader comments in that article seemed to suggest that VDR is
becoming obsolete due to streaming services and RaaS cloud services
(recording-as-a-service). Those readers seem to forget two important
issues: privacy, and availability of service. The one who controls the
data has the power to violate the users’ privacy and to make the service
unavailable. I do not want to be watched when I watch TV, and I do not
want the service to suddenly disappear or become crippled.
A couple of years ago, there was a legal dispute between some cloud TV
provider and the copyright mafia in Finland. The end result was that the
provider was forced out of business, and its competitor (owned by a
telecom almost-monopoly company) made a "deal" that it will insert more
ads when the recordings are streamed. That kind of nonsense cannot
happen when the end users are in control of the data.
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