[ubuntu-uk] OT - digital TV recorder (Humax) free software.....

Bill Cumming billc at s0l-uk.com
Sun Jul 3 17:08:07 UTC 2011

All of humax's boxes are linux based, but the hd boxes are mostly binary
blobs, since the HD recording must have drm as a requirement for it to be
certified. Which is a shame, check out http://hummy.tv for help, tips and
tricks for your box
On Jul 3, 2011 4:26 PM, "alan c" <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> I have just purchased a new Humax tv recorder (FOX T2), it has a USB
> port which can be used to connect to a LAN and router for tv internet
> use, with things like iplayer (bbc) etc. I am using a wifi usb dongle.
> I noticed that the first file system the User's Manual lists
> compatibility for, in an external hard drive is ext3, which I thought
> was nice.
> I continued thumbing through to the appendices, and suddenly saw lots
> of free software stuff.
> '...... The licences for most software are designed to take away your
> freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public
> Licence is intended to guarantee your freedom to .....'
> The hardcopy User's Manual has 105 pages and page 98 onwards is Open
> Source Software Notice - GPL softwae Linux, busybox, avinfo
> LGPL uClibc, libexif, id3lib
> FTL (www.freetype.org)
> and an appendix with over 6 pages of GPL and LGPL licences shown.
> It took me a little while to check I was not dreaming.
> :-)
> --
> alan cocks
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