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

Notice to Schedules Direct users

As many of you will be aware, Schedules Direct are making some changes to their data feed. This is nothing to be alarmed about, as long as you update to the latest release of MythTV (0.27.4) everything will continue to work as it always has. There have been many scare stories and false reports in the last few weeks and we want you to know that all that is changing is the address of the server from which MythTV retrieves the guide data. This change has already been made and many people are already using the new address. For more information please see the wiki - Schedules Direct URL Change

Unfortunately it seems this news was confused with news of an entirely new JSON feed from Schedules Direct. This feed brings some minor improvements to the Schedules Direct service for MythTV users, and official support for it will come to MythTV through a new XMLTV grabber in due course. An unofficial MythTV grabber was released by Schedules Direct for this new feed but we recommend against it's use. It inserts data directly into the MythTV database, bypassing MythTV's ability to sanity check, correct and act upon information at a single point of insertion. We will be unable to assist users who run this grabber if they encounter bugs or broken features as a result.

So, to repeat, if you upgrade to MythTV 0.27.4 you will continue receive the same Schedules Direct service that you always have with no further action required on your behalf. Official support for the entirely new JSON feed will be added later.

Posted by Stuart M on October 15th 2014

0.27.4 Released

This is a standard bug fix snapshot of the stable 0.27 branch.

For a complete list of changes see the Changelog

As normal all users are advised to upgrade to benefit from a variety of bug fixes.

Important: If you a Schedules Direct user you must upgrade to this release before the 1st November 2014 to continue receiving your guide data without interruption. This is due to a change in the feed address, with the old feed ceasing to work on the previously mentioned date. You need only upgrade, nothing further is required, the data feed is exactly the same it is only the URL which is different.

Posted by Stuart M on October 15th 2014

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

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