The 0.17 Release

  • Well, at long last, here's the release. The full changelog is here, but here are the biggest 'cool' changes:
    • Native support for the frontend (ie., almost everything but recording) running on Mac OS X. I'll probably be buying a Mini myself at some point for an extra frontend in the bedroom, so that's pretty cool.
    • "Timestretch". Though, it's really 'time-compression'. This allows the user to adjust the playback speed slightly, but keeps the audio at the same pitch. If you're recording a lot of shows, timestretch lets you get through them faster. =)
    • Big improvements to both DVB and HDTV (for the pcHDTV cards) support. They're much more useable, with less manual configuration. Also, there's a new-ish HDTV capable card (the Air2PC) that uses the DVB drivers in Linux and is capable of receiving unencrypted broadcasts from cable TV. I just recently bought one, but haven't had time to set it up yet.
    • A firewire capture method was just added, for those with cable boxes capable of firewire output (Motorola DCT-6200 + cousins, SA 3250, etc).
    • And brand new this week: wide screen/HDTV support in the user interface. The theme in that screen shot is still under construction, but it's included in the 0.17 release (Minimalist-wide).
  • Standard release info:
    • Grab the release from the download section and please at least try to read the docs before asking questions.
    • The binary packages should hopefully be updated to 0.17 soon.
    • See this links section for a list of complete linux distributions based around MythTV.
Posted by Isaac on February 11th 2005