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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 =)

25 Oct 2003 05:21 accura2k

MythTV is simply a must for couch potatoes
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 =)

08 Apr 2003 15:43 kenvandine

Great project!
I have to comment on this, MythTV is a great project. It is well polished and is being developed amazingly fast. It also has a great community of developers and users, very helpful.
With Myth you can create the ultimate media center. I have been using mine now for more than two months and have been very pleased.


Thanks for all the hard work!
--Ken

24 Feb 2003 16:54 r1ckt3r

Fantastic!
This project is absolutely awesome. It isn't for the faint of heart though. Not that it is particularly hard to setup, but does have many dependencies. Hardware requirements are also above the norm. Trust me though, it's completely worth it.

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