[svlug-announce] SVLUG May 3rd meeting: "SageTV Media Center software"

J. Paul Reed preed at svlug.org
Sun Apr 30 21:36:32 PDT 2006


The Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) meets this Wednesday:

WHEN:

  Wednesday, May 3, 2006
  7pm-9pm


MAIN PRESENTATION:

  TOPIC:
    SageTV Media Center software

  PRESENTED BY:
    Mike Machado, CEO, SageTV LLC

  TOPIC SUMMARY:
    SageTV LLC offers an innovative "SageTV Media Center" PVR/media center
    solution on both PCs and TVs, and supporting multiple tuners, networking,
    intelligent recording, rich interactivity, and high-quality display 
    on even low-cost systems. The PC version was released first on 
    MS-Windows and now on Linux, where it benefits from Linux's superior 
    "always-on" operating characteristics and ground-up focus on network
    support. (Also, unlike many competitors including TiVo, SageTV's 
    products so far store their data in accessible, freedom-friendly,
    non-DRM-obscured MPEG-2 format  though the firm is obviously caught in 
    the crossfire of commercial interests, and some accommodations to
    Hollywood seem likely.) CEO Machado will demonstrate Media Center, 
    describe his firm's experience bringing it to Linux, and solicit feedback 
    on how it can be made even better.


  ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
    Mike Machado is CEO of SageTV, provider of the award winning SageTV
    Media Center software for Linux and Windows. SageTV is working to bring
    powerful, affordable, and reliable PVR/Media Center capabilities to the
    latest consumer electronics and IPTV embedded set-tops and connected
    devices, as well as Media Center-focused PC hardware.

    Previously he was VP Technology at Software.com, provider of scalable
    and reliable carrier-class e-mail and webmail software to ISPs, Web
    portals, and mobile telephone messaging providers. Prior to that, Mike
    was founder / CEO of Mobility.net, likewise providing webmail software
    to ISPs and Web portals.


NIFTY OF THE MONTH:

  To be announced.


LOCATION:

  Symantec  (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)
  VCAFE Facility
  350 Ellis Street  (near E. Middlefield Road)
  Mountain View, CA 94043

  Directions on how to get there are listed at:

    http://www.svlug.org/directions/veritas.shtml

  We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate.
  If you have any improvements to make, please let SVLUG's volunteers know!
  webmaster {at} svlug -dot- org


MEETING REFRESHMENTS:

  Open Country (http://www.opencountry.com/) will be graciously providing
  refreshments for this meeting.


POST-MEETING GATHERING:

  If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
  restaurant/diner after the meeting.  We'll announce the restaurant
  selection at the meeting.


We look forward to seeing you there!

--
J. Paul Reed
President
Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group
preed at svlug.org



More information about the svlug-announce mailing list