MythTV Reloaded – Day 4

So far in this process of bringing my MythTV setup up-to-date I have upgraded my primary backend to 0.24 (but put the old hard drive back in so that it is compatible with the rest of the house running 0.21 still) and my primary frontend to 0.24 (but put in the old hard drive so people can still watch TV).  The last two systems that I have to be upgraded are my laptop and my wife’s laptop.  Both of these laptops are running Windows 7 Professional.  Up to this point they have been running MythTv Player but one of the main things that I wanted to do with this upgrade is install the full MythTV native frontend so that they can have the full experience of MythTV.

To that end I decided to take a crack at building MythTV on Windows.  Details of the process are posted in the link.  The build process was not without speed bumps but in the end it appears that I have a functional Windows build of MythTV.  Tomorrow I will setup the new backend for a little bit and see how well the Windows build works with it.  I will have to re-migrate the MythTV database however because new shows have recorded since the original migration and I don’t want to lose anything.  That would not help the WAF at all.  I think that’s good enough for today.  🙂