MythTV, Open Source DVR

MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. It has been under heavy development since 2002, and now contains most features one would expect from a good DVR (and many new ones that you soon won't be able to live without).

If you are interested in learning more about MythTV (or just want to check out some screenshots), please take a look at MythTV In Detail.

Latest MythTV News

0.27 Released

0.27 is now available, unless you're one of the many who have been running it since the Release Candidate, in which case it continues to be available! We thought about giving this release a wacky codename, an idea that became even more popular after the news of Android KitKat raised the prospect of a corporate tie-in. At this time sadly our emails to the PR departments of several major breweries have gone unanswered, so the release continues to be called 0.27 and we remain (mostly) sober.

This release saw a determined effort to squash bugs, particularly those found through Static Analysis (Coverity, Cppcheck) and alternate compilers (Clang, Visual Studio et al). This is an on-going effort, but 0.27 has seen issues reported by those applications drop by 95%.

Major new features include support for streaming music stations in mythmusic, Airplay photo sharing and an Airtunes OSD. For our users in the UK and Ireland there is improved Interactive TV support, with iPlayer for Freesat, ConnectedTV for Freeview and Soarview! A full listing can be found in the Release Notes (still being updated). Other changes include a number of improvements to the recording scheduling interface to make it simpler for the most common usage, these have proved very popular in feedback from beta testers.

I'd like to remind everyone that 0.25.x has now reached End of Life and 0.26.x is End of Support. Please upgrade to 0.27 to benefit from bug fixes and to receive support.

Posted by Stuart M on September 18th 2013

0.27 Release Candidate Available

The 0.27 release candidate is now available. This release features many bug fixes since the Alpha and Beta releases of July and August. We thank to all those who helped to test 0.27 before now and now invite everyone else to get involved by testing the release candidate. As most of you will be aware, MythTV is a community driven project, entirely supported by the work of volunteers and we need everyone's help to ensure that 0.27 is free of as many bugs as possible. So please upgrade to the release candidate and help to make 0.27 the most stable release yet!

Some distributions are already working to make 0.27 available in package form but if you cannot wait, or if a package is not yet available for your platform you can download the source code instead. It's availble in tarball form from our Github mirror or it may be cloned directly from the git repo using the following command:

git clone -b fixes/0.27 git://

Posted by Stuart M on September 2nd 2013

0.27-alpha released

We are happy to announce that we have now released v0.27-alpha.

The proposed schedule for the v0.27 release cycle is as follows:

July 21st - 0.27-alpha Bug fixes only, soft freeze for translatable strings.
August 4th - 0.27-beta Only critical bug fixes allowed after this date.
August 11th - 0.27-rc1 First Release Candidate, hard freeze for translatable strings. If critical bug fix required, we will cut new rc and wait another week.
TBD - rc2-x As needed
TBD - Release RC becomes release when no bug fix required for one week.

As always these dates are subject to change if the resolution of some critical/blocker bugs needed it.

Release notes can be found here

Posted by Nicolas on July 21st 2013

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