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MythTV

MythTV is a project aiming to create a homebrew set-top box. The end goal is to have a nice interface for watching TV, recording shows, listening to music, etc., all displayed on a TV and controlled by a remote.

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Recent releases

  •  01 Dec 2010 16:05

    Release Notes: This release has a MythUI OSD, Blu-ray disc/folder parsing and playback, and a large audio refactor.

    •  11 May 2008 10:39

      Release Notes: Automatic discovery was implemented to reduce manual configuration of new frontends. Storage groups were added, precluding the need for LVM or similar. Multiple recordings are supported on one DVB/ATSC multiplex. A couple new plugins were added. Some new deinterlacing/video display options were added. The mythfrontend memory consumption was reduced by up to 75% depending on theme and resolution. MySQL 5.0 is required. Many other things were done.

      •  13 Feb 2005 08:29

        Release Notes: Major changes this release include native Mac OS X support, 'timestretch' which allows the video to be played faster while keeping the audio at the same pitch, major improvements to DVB and HDTV support, Firewire capture support, and a new HD/Widescreen user interface mode.

        •  10 Sep 2004 17:56

          Release Notes: This release features major improvements to the MythVideo plugin, and many improvements to the rest of the application. A new plugin that can make audio and video calls is also now available.

          •  01 Jun 2004 04:16

            Release Notes: A problem in the scheduler with respect to priorities if the user hadn't set input priorities for tuner cards was fixed. The video/image preview window in the select recordings screen no longer causes excessive CPU usage.

            Recent comments

            12 Jan 2007 17:44 eliasen

            Last release?
            Why does last release show version 0.17 in early 2005? Do the maintainers actually post new releases here, or have they forgotten about Freshmeat? Is it worth subscribing?

            25 Oct 2005 09:51 LinuxDancer

            Re: Install troubles


            > Yeah, the install is still a bear.

            >

            > I got a box for it that looked ideal as

            > a media box: low noise, small box.

            >

            > First problem: VIA C3 CPU. Had to

            > apt-get source, adjust the -march

            > (pentiompro -> i586) in settings.pro and

            > compile before it would even run.

            >

            > Second problem: sets up, records, but

            > won't play. Actually when the recording

            > is selected, it plays the video in the

            > little window on the right (with no

            > sound, but that might be normal in a

            > preview window) but when I press Enter,

            > I get a full screen of blue. It looks

            > like it's trying to display TV (there

            > are vertical bars that look kind of like

            > interlacing) but no luck.

            >

            > I bet there'd be a market for media

            > boxes with mythtv preinstalled but the

            > vendors would probably run into legal

            > trouble over the commercial removal

            > feature like Tivo and Replay did.

            >

            >

            > % The install is about the only thing

            > that

            > % people might have problems with.

            > Once

            > % setup, this can make a persons

            > computer

            > % part of the living room. I am

            > % considering buying a linux box simply

            > % for mythtv now! The commercial

            > skipping

            > % feature is simply one of a kind.

            > I've

            > % looked for a feature like this for

            > ages

            > % without success, until I found mythtv.

            >

            > % Commercials in the 15 of the 15 I've

            > % recorded so far have been perfectly

            > % removed. This software is truely the

            > % best PVR software that I've had any

            > luck

            > % with. Once the install is complete,

            > % everything is easy after then. I

            > % recommend this for couch potatoes =)

            >

            >

            >

            The last few releases have made the installation process a bit less painful and now it's even bordering on easy. If you were chased off by the barrier to entry in the past, give it a try now

            04 Mar 2005 22:09 magicitx

            MythTV on mini-itx systems
            Here's another site that may help you get MythTV running: www.magicitx.com

            11 Jul 2004 02:48 Edster

            Help and Information
            This is an amazing project. It is a full working
            system and is great to use. If you run into
            any problems installing or using the system check
            PVR Guide for
            helpful install guides on MythTV and the
            mailing lists.

            10 Jun 2004 08:56 nil0lab

            Install troubles
            Yeah, the install is still a bear.

            I got a box for it that looked ideal as a media box: low noise, small box.

            First problem: VIA C3 CPU. Had to apt-get source, adjust the -march (pentiompro -> i586) in settings.pro and compile before it would even run.

            Second problem: sets up, records, but won't play. Actually when the recording is selected, it plays the video in the little window on the right (with no sound, but that might be normal in a preview window) but when I press Enter, I get a full screen of blue. It looks like it's trying to display TV (there are vertical bars that look kind of like interlacing) but no luck.

            I bet there'd be a market for media boxes with mythtv preinstalled but the vendors would probably run into legal trouble over the commercial removal feature like Tivo and Replay did.

            > The install is about the only thing that

            > people might have problems with. Once

            > setup, this can make a persons computer

            > part of the living room. I am

            > considering buying a linux box simply

            > for mythtv now! The commercial skipping

            > feature is simply one of a kind. I've

            > looked for a feature like this for ages

            > without success, until I found mythtv.

            > Commercials in the 15 of the 15 I've

            > recorded so far have been perfectly

            > removed. This software is truely the

            > best PVR software that I've had any luck

            > with. Once the install is complete,

            > everything is easy after then. I

            > recommend this for couch potatoes =)

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