Cable Labs Changes OCUR Specification Expanding Copy-Freely Content – MythTV Users Rejoice

CableCARD is the technology that enables HTPC users to build the ultimate DVR. The kind of multi-tuner DVR backed by insane amounts of storage that makes it easy to “meh” when a company proudly proclaims the capabilities of their – not quite as spec’ful – aspirational kit. It has drawback though, especially if you prefer not to use Microsoft Windows […]

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MythTV Updated to Version 0.26


MythTV has received an update, bringing the venerable FOSS media center program up to version 026. This latest version comes only six month after the release of version 0.25. Given that I am fairly certain the dinosaurs came and went in time between versions 0.24 and 0.25, version 0.26 had a relatively short development cycle, which might be part of […]

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MythTV 0.25 Released!

It’s finally there.  As of late last night/early this morning, MythTV 0.25 is finally available officially.  After a mere “516 days (that’s 1 year, 4 months, 30 days)” according to the developers, a new version is available.  This update has been long awaited in the MythTV community and it sounds like a lot of work went into it.  I look […]

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MythTV 0.25-beta Released

It looks like the MythTV dev’s are sticking pretty close to their proposed release schedule.  Posted on the Mythtv home page is an announcement that the MythTV Beta is now available.  The proposed schedule indicated March 4 and the announcement was on March 5.  Not bad.  If this keeps up, we’ll see a new release of MythTV next month, at […]

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MythTV Frontend for Android released on Market

I noticed an interesting email on the MythTV-Users mailing list today.  Apparently someone (Fredrik) has released an Android app for the MythTV Frontend.  I have not tested this myself and likely won’t because I don’t have an Android device, but for those that do this could be useful for you.  The one big drawback that I see at the moment […]

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MythTV Is Now Forked As Torc

Well this is interesting news.  It appears that one of the MythTV developers is splitting off the MythTV project with his own branch of code.  It look like the idea is to drop a lot of the legacy support in order to modernize the project more quickly and easily.  One of the things that I liked about MythTV is the […]

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Guide – MythTV Quick Tip – Reset the Painter


I recently wrote about my experiences installing MythTV on my Windows laptop.  While it’s been working great, I recently ran into a problem and wanted to share the solution. While playing with some settings in the various menus – sometimes I just can’t help myself – I got myself into a pickle that I just couldn’t fix.  As it turns […]

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Proposed release schedule for MythTV 0.25

I recently posted that MythTV 0.24.2 was released.  Well, one of the developers of MythTV has posted to the list a proposed schedule for MythTV 0.25.  This is the first schedule that I’ve seen with actual dates.  Keep in mind that these are targets and not hard deadlines.  MythTV devs have always said that they will release updates when they […]

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MythTV 0.24.2 Now Available

It looks like I’m behind the times again.  Over the weekend the MythTV project has released version 0.24.2.  This release is mainly a backport of bug fixes that will be added into 0.25 once it is released.  This release is not meant to provide any new major features.  You still need to wait for 0.25 for that.  However, if you […]

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MythTV on Windows?!

Welcome to MythTV on Windows

MythTV is complicated to setup.  MythTV only runs under Linux.  MythTV is only for people who like to tweak their setups all the time…These are some of the stereotypes surrounding MythTV.  While this may have been true at one point things have gotten much easier lately.  One of the things that has gotten a lot of recent attention is building […]

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