Posts Tagged ‘mythtv’

Encoding MythTV Recordings with Subtitle and Surround Sound

Encoding MythTV Recordings with Subtitle and Surround Sound

Earlier I had discussed how you can automate the conversion of MythTV recording to avi or mkv on a MythBuntu system using mythnuv2mkv. While the process is almost fully automated (except for the cut-list creation), it has a few shortcomings: It can only convert with stereo audio, no 5.1 surround sound. You cannot extract...

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Best HTPC Software for Ubuntu 10.04 / Fedora 13 (MythTv vs Freevo vs XBMC)?

Best HTPC Software for Ubuntu 10.04 / Fedora 13 (MythTv vs Freevo vs XBMC)?

Contrary to popular (Windows users) belief, Linux is not the greatest when it comes to handling multimedia. Some Windows users are even under the delusion that the Linux is not geared for HTPC purposes. With Windows 7, Windows OS has boldly gone where no Windows has gone before. But you would be surprised to...

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Mount Linux NFS Share on Windows 7

Mount Linux NFS Share on Windows 7

One convenient way of sharing files between Linux machines and Windows 7 computer is NFS. I am assuming that you have installed NFS server and added the folders you want to share on you Ubuntu machine. You start by installing the NFS support in Windows 7, goto Control Panel > Programs and Features and...

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Automatic Encoding of MythTV Recordings To avi or mkv on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid (Mythbuntu)

Automatic Encoding of MythTV Recordings To avi or mkv on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid (Mythbuntu)

This tutorial assumes that you have a working MythTV setup. If you came here looking how to setup MythTV, please look at the related posts at the end of this post to help you out with the setup. mythnuv2mkv is a great script to convert your MythTV recordings to avi or mkv (h.264). You...

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Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

This is incredible! XBMC+MythTV rock!! I have been trying all kinds of crazy solutions to be able to stream Live TV over the LAN. MythTV does offer an easy way out, but then you are stuck with Ubuntu at all times. Not that I have any issues with that, but I do indulge myself...

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MythTV Frontend for Windows with Live TV!

MythTV Frontend for Windows with Live TV!

Update: read this post for using XBMC as MythTV frontend. You have setup a MythTV backend server with Ubuntu as the background or say Fedora, but to be able to watch live TV from all possible frontends you need to install Ubuntu or Fedora on all the machines, either as sole OS or via...

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Enable Closed Caption (CC) / Subtitle on Live TV / Video Playback

Enable Closed Caption (CC) / Subtitle on Live TV / Video Playback

Unlike Windows 7 Media Center application, which only supports closed captions on Live TV (out of the box), MythTV not only supports closed captions (CC) for the Live TV, but it also supports subtitle display for most video formats out of the box (all you need is the subtitle file in the same folder...

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Stream Live TV to Several Computers on LAN

Stream Live TV to Several Computers on LAN

Streaming of Live TV to multiple computers can be done easily using MythTV on Linux platform (Windows users might want to try Media Portal, which is not yet fully compatible with Windows 7, and I was not able to get it working with my Windows 7 setup, but some users have had some success...

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Setup Windows Media Center IR Remote for MythTV and XBMC

Setup Windows Media Center IR Remote for MythTV and XBMC

First and foremost thing to be installed is the lirc package which supports the IR remotes in linux. Install it by doing (make sure your remote is not plugged at this instance, plug it in after the installation has finished) sudo apt-get install lirc The basic setup for Media Center remote integration with MythTV,...

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Master Backend Server and Single Frontend MythTV Setup On a Ubuntu 10.04 Box

Master Backend Server and Single Frontend MythTV Setup On a Ubuntu 10.04 Box

MythTV is a great PVR (Personal Video Recorder) software which allows you to turn your computer into a TV server and all you need is a TV Tuner card that is supported in Linux. MythTV not only does allow you to watch and record TV on the computer where you install your TV tuner...

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Upgrade MythTV 0.22 to 0.23 on Ubuntu 9.10

Upgrade MythTV 0.22 to 0.23 on Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 10.04 comes with the latest version of MythTV, i.e. 0.23. MythTV versions are usually not backward compatible, so if your backend is running 0.23 and one of your frontends is stuck with Ubuntu 9.04 because the new Ubuntu 10.04 won’t support the old hardware. The ideal workaround is to upgrade the MythTV installation...

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Setting Up Multiple Remote Frontend for a MythTV Backend

Setting Up Multiple Remote Frontend for a MythTV Backend

After you have setup your MythTV with a master backend and frontend server setup (both of which are probably located on the same machine), you would like to install multiple remote frontends which can connect to the master backend server to let you view live TV and recording from any computer on your network....

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