We are open to suggestions on what programming languages to use, what database and what operating system. Of course, Windows Media Center would be Windows XP and Tivo runs on a linux box.
We are planning to build a software that would go on top of
> > current
> > DVR's (TiVo, Replay TV, or Window's Media Center)- it would be a Linux
> > program. It would be for high end users with lots of storage space- so
> > over
> > a terabyte or so- and would search through media files on the hard drive
> > using content from the online movie database IMDB (so, it couild sort by
> > genre, actor, quotes in a movie, etc). It would also intelligently
> > record
> > movies that users would like automatically based on profiles that they
> > make
> > explaining their movie preferences as well as their history of
> > recording.
> > We are just making the software, not hardware. How much- approximate
> > guess-
> > would this cost to develop? How long would it take? Also, do you think
> > that anything would be patentable that we develop while making this?