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.

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Our forums are 4 months old today

Four months ago today we launched our official MythTV forums in response to a great demand from our users. To some of you this will be old news, but if you haven't already visited the forum then why not sign up today? It's a great place to share your experiences of MythTV, to find answers to your questions or to help out other members of the community by answering their questions.

Some of you have expressed concern that we will be closing down the mailing lists. I can assure you that this is not the case, the forums are not here to replace the mailing lists but to provide everyone with a choice. Some people prefer forums, other people prefer mailing lists; there are advantages and disadvantages to both.

The forums can be found by clicking on the link at the top right of the page. You can also use this link if that sounds like too much work: Official Forums

Posted by Stuart M on June 5th 2014

0.27.1 Released

We are proud to announce MythTV 0.27.1.
0.27.1 is more than your traditional point release: 0.27.1 is our best release ever. While it doesn't have major new user features, it has received over 340 improvements.

Lots have been rewritten under the hood to provide the best user experience ever. In particular, and to make the critics quiet, LiveTV has received an extreme levels of attention.

A big thank you to everyone who made this possible: the devs and all our users who have contributed more than ever via bug reports, bug fixes and testing.

Check the Release Notes for more details, and how to upgrade your existing system.

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 27th 2014

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

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