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EVENT -- An install-party took place in Paris, France, on Saturday, the 19th of April, 2008, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, local time.

Thanks to [Parinux] and [Starinux], two LUGs acting in Paris, a one day workshop took place successfully at [La Villette Conference Centre]. The event was backed by other LUGs, such as [Fedora-fr] and [Ubuntu-fr].

Support received from Cecil Watson, [KnoppMyth] leading developer, through IRC [#knoppmyth] and through visioconference, has been more than appreciated. Many thanks Cecil !

[Comprehensive details] were available on Parinux website, or on this wiki. As audience was French speaking, details were provided in French. --[Golffies] 22:18, 16 May 2008




Download.png RELEASE - MythTV v0.20.2 has been tagged for release today, Friday 24th August 2007 (GMT). The official release announcement and download links will follow shortly. This bug fix release includes support for the new Schedules Direct service which replaces Zap2It. For a list of changes and bugs addressed by this release see the changelog at Release Notes - 0.20.2 and Release Notes - 0.20.1 --GBee 18:25, 24 August 2007 (UTC)


Important.png FLASH - Chris Petersen announces the formation of Easy TV Data (later renamed Schedules Direct) to replace Zap2it's Data Direct. More to follow. --Baylink 14:54, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Important.png FLASH - Tribune Media/Zap2It announced they're discontinuing Data Direct listings just in time for the new TV season; details everywhere. The developer team is working on a possible solution; updates will be here. --Baylink 15:37, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Newspaper.jpg ARTICLE - Slashdot links to a compare between MythTV and Vista MCE. --Michel 09:04, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Newspaper.jpg ARTICLE - Slashdot links to a three-part screencast of the installation, configuration and setup of MythDora 4, running atop Fedora Core 6. "If you have had problem installing MythTV in the past due to hardware compatibility issues, it might be time to give it another chance." --Baylink 02:37, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Newspaper.jpg ARTICLE - Linux.com has HDTV reception and network streaming in a box. --Malban 14:35, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Money.jpg PLEDGE - A pledge drive to support the implementation of recording of multiple channels from one DVB multiplex is running until April 20, 2007. akaihola 16:54, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Newspaper.jpg ARTICLE - PC Magazine Nederland has written (in the Dutch language!) two articles about MythTV: Mediacenters onder Linux (1) Uw eigen Personal Video Recorder and Mediacenteroplossingen onder Linux (2) Uw eigen Personal Video Recorder. --Michel 16:43, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Newspaper.jpg ARTICLE - DVR Playground compares MythTV and Tivo Series 3 in the Battle of Open Source and Proprietary DVRs on 13 February 2007 --dswimboy 17:38, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Newspaper.jpg ARTICLE - Time Magazine runs an article on that newfangled box you can stick next to your TV set. The device is the VCR. The date? Christmas 1984. --Baylink 18:05, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

PRESS - Tom's Hardware has a write-up on MythTV Unofficial plugins. - Mythvic 18:31, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - Tom's Hardware has a write-up on MythTV plugins. - Mrsdonovan 18:31, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - A nice write up on linuxhelp... --Gregturn 23:34, 12 September 2006 (UTC)


RELEASE -- MythTV v0.20 was officially released at 0316EDT on Monday 11 Sep 2006. The link to the release announcement and download links is at the top of the page. Remember to back up your database before upgrading, and run mythtv-setup afterwards. Feel free to write up your upgrade process and put it in Category:Upgrading. This morning's Slashdotting appears to have subsided, though downloads may still be slow. Welcome aboard, new users!

RELEASE BUG -- The mythplugins tarball released Monday morning apparently acquired a small problem in the packaging process, and installs a MythWeb that won't work. If you grabbed it, and use that, and have that problem, you can grab an updated copy of just that tarball now. This also applies to early ATRPMs packages; I *think* Axel has updated ones up now. Axel's YUM and similar repositories are shipping0.20, he says, even though his web pages haven't caught up yet. --Baylink 16:18, 12 September 2006 (UTC)


PRESS - Tom's Hardware likes MythTV... a lot. (spotted at /.) --Baylink 04:22, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - Linux Journal's Nick Petreley gives us another dollop of his ongoing MythTV saga. [Spotted at LWN.net] --Baylink 21:16, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - Linux Devices covers a new HTPC which reportedly has been "configured to be MythTV friendly", but does not bundle the package due to unexplained concerns about codec copyrights. The box is $299 barebones, $549 with Sempron 64 3000+/250GB/512MB, an unspecified capture card, and a DVD-combo drive. --Baylink 21:36, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

PROJECT - Isaac announced the feature freeze for the 0.20 release on the mailing list, 24-Aug-2006; expect the release sometime in the next year. --Baylink 02:54, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - An article in this week's LWN notes that the passage of the 'Digital Content Protection Act of 2006' would 'mean the end of projects like MythTV'. Subscriber link courtesy of --Baylink 23:57, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

NEWS - MythTV is part of Google's Summer of Code 2006! Students may start applying for MythTV's projects on May 1st! --Ghee22 04:21, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

SITE UPDATE Due to spam and vandalism, this wiki has been changed to require an account and a confirmed email address in order to edit pages. Apologies if this causes problems for anyone. Hopefully, more convoluted methods of authentication won't become necessary. --Isaac 22:10, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - washingtonpost.com MythTV Invades Realm of Cable and TiVo. Very thorough introduction to the MythTV project including how it got started. Compares purchased ready-made MythTV box to TIVO box, financially & featurewise. Praises how far the project has come. (Spotted at Digg.) --Ghee22 10:09, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

PRESS - Linux.com reviews MythTV 0.19. The piece is uneven, but generally positive... which is roughly the author's opinion of Myth, as well. (Spotted at LWN.) --Baylink 21:54, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


RELEASE -- MythTV v0.19 was officially released at 0116UTC on Sunday 12 Feb 2006. The link to the release announcement and download links is at the top of the page. Remember to back up your database before upgrading, and run mythtv-setup afterwards. Feel free to write up your upgrade process and put it in Category:Upgrading.

EVENT -- MythTV build party in Hawai'i; see Current events for a link. --Baylink 19:58, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

More from Brad -- Turns out that Brad is also a MythTV contributor (which I think I'd known from the mailing list...)" he's written TVWish, which looks like a pretty cool tool for major couch potatos... like my sister.  :-) --Baylink 21:50, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

MythTV Field Report -- Brad Templeton (who is, ironically, one of the Internet's copyright mavens, so clearly if he thinks MythTV is ok... :-) writes about watching last years Super Bowl commercials on his HDTV MythBox. We did that too. It's fun. Makes it easier to blog them, too. He goes into some detail on exactly how the government, at the behest of Hollywood, is trying to make it illegal to build or use a MythBox (and more importantly, to manufacture usable tuner cards). --Baylink 16:41, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

PRESS -- Engadget reports on how to build a "practical HTPC," using MythTV on Gentoo as the platform. Read the full article... --TylerDrake 03:58, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

FEATURE FREEZE -- Isaac announced on the development mailing list today that no further feature patches will be accepted into SVN for the 0.19 version, to be released shortly.

Site Moved -- Well, thanks to Isaac and all the members of the Site Move team, it looks like we're finally in our new digs. If you modified anything on the old wiki in November or December, and we haven't gotten to moving it over here yet, please do. Welcome aboard, and watch the Community Portal for more. --Baylink 00:33, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

PRESS: NewsForge likes Myth.

PRESS: NewsForge can't get enough! Looking at KnoppMyth as well. [[[Druid Fyr]] 20-Jul-2005]

New Release -- MythTV 0.18 is out now; see above. [[[Henk Poley]] 15-Apr-2005]

0.18 is nigh -- Isaac just engaged in the Monthly Patch Festival the other day, committing about 2 dozen patches from the outstanding queue. He said on the mailing list that 0.18 might happen in a couple of weeks, pending one or two critical stability patches. If you have patches on your shelf, let's get them in *now*, instead of waiting until he makes the announcement, like last time. 'k? [ User:Baylink 23-Mar-05]

Plextor PVRs/Linux -- Slashdot covers the release of official Linux support for their new hardware MPEG-1/2/4/MJPEG external video capture compression/tuner box with USB 2.0 interface. I gather TPTB are working on integrating this with Myth; More When I Know More<tm>. [ User:Baylink 9-Mar-05]

Press Coverage -- A fairly nice piece in the San Francisco Bay Guardian talks about the broadcast flag and mentions MythTV. Thanks to Maverick on the mailing list. [ User:Baylink 3-Mar-05]

New Release -- 0.17 is out. The Under Development page has been moved to Whats New, and copied to 0.17 in the Release Notes section. Isaac has linked to Under Development from mythtv.org, so that will remain 0.17 until he changes the link. [ User:Baylink 11-Feb-05]

(Site note: I'd like to thank Brian Le Fevre and the other folks who are doing yeoman duty reverting the spammers who have clearly recently found the site. Bay Link)

MythBlog -- It has managed to escape me that Gavin Hurlbut (Beirdo@IRC) has his own FAQ Wiki, covering topics frequently discussed on IRC, as well as writing a blog concerning his experiences working with Myth. In other news, (I've always wanted to say that :-) Matt Haughey, of Metafilter fame, continues his PVRBlog with coverage of a 10-tuner Snap Stream box built with the new Hauppauge 500 cards. [[[Bay Link]] 10-Feb-2005]

User Manual -- I've added a link, above, to my nascent User Manual project. While it is even more a work in progress than some other things associated with the wiki, and indeed, Myth itself, I think it's just barely fleshed out to the point that it's time to link to it from somewhere more prominent than my User page. All contributions, as always, welcome. [[[Bay Link]] 09-Feb-2005]

German Wiki -- I've felt free to create a german Wiki, since some users expressed the wish to have a German community. Please not that this Wiki doesn't intend to compete with MythTV.info. The site is here . In addition, there is a now a German subforum at mythtvtalk.com. [[[Michael Haas]]]

New York Times MythTV -- The New York Times has an article on Isaac and MythTV. [[[John Sturgeon]] 31-Jan-05] Some MythTV users think that this article is bad publicity for MythTV. If you agree, you probably want to sign this petition [[[Michael Haas]] 01-Feb-05]

[ That is much too polite: the article damned near explicitly lumps MythTV users in with show-sharers. Regardless your opinion on show-sharing, the piece is misleading, and I suggest you sign the petition. Bay Link ]

Slashdot on Linux on PVR's -- The /. story has a bunch of links, so instead of snapping any of them, I'll just link you there. Finally, some new news.  :-) [[[Bay Link]] 12-Jan-05]

CVS Changelog: -- The summary of the changes (so far) in CVS is available in Under Development. This is being updated as new commits are in, but it is not guaranteed to reflect all new features and bugfixes. [[[Tyler Drake]] 28-Nov-04]

Upcoming Hardware: -- pcHDTV has finally started to offer the HD-3000, a US broadcast HDTV/ATSC capture card that is designed to work with Linux. Reports also state the card is already compatible with MythTV. In July of next year a card like this will be illegal to manufacture, as it does *not* support the Broadcast Flag, which allows broadcasters to prevent you from digitally capturing HDTV signals at full resolution. So get them while you can. [UPDATE: Some people have received the cards they ordered; no reports of full success yet. [30-Oct-04]

Updates: -- Welcome aboard and many thanks to nuv2avi developer Gavin Hurlbut for fluffing up our External Links page, and also to Chris Petersen, who wrote MythWeb and nuvexport. [[[Bay Link]] 21-Oct-04]

Outage: The site was inaccessible for a day or so recently, for a couple of different reasons. More details when someone tells me; apologies to both of you regular visitors.  :-) [[[Bay Link]] 29-Sep-04]

Upcoming Hardware: Hauppauge are also reportedly replacing the PVR-250 in PAL areas with the as yet not quite released PVR-150; ivtv reportedly won't work natively with that either. If this is important to you, you ought to politely make this known to Hauppauge. [This item is the personal opinion of Bay Link; don't hold dgreaves or the admin team responsible for it. :-)]

Upcoming Hardware: Hauppauge are reportedly preparing to release a new dual-channel version of their popular PVR-250 MPEG-2 tuner card called the PVR-500; it will have two TV/FM tuners with separate encoders on a single PCI card. It sounds like the standard IVTV drivers will not drive it; we're looking into that. [26-Sep-04]

Upcoming Hardware: ATI has announced a new MPEG encoder chip, slated to show up in several laptops, as well as, presumably, some capture cards. [14-Sep-04]

UK Radio Times Grabber update: According to a posting on the list, there is a new version of the RT grabber in the CVS for xmltv which works with the files RT are now extracting for this purpose. It works, it's polite, it's fast; if you're in RT land, go get it. [22-Sep-04]

Wiki: There's a working RSS feed of changes to the Wiki which uses change comments as articles - I haven't tried it in MythNews yet but it should be fine... :) [Aug-04]

Wiki: I've allowed image uploads and Enabled Access Control - it shouldn't stop anyone editing anything - let me know if it does --David Greaves [Aug-04]

Wiki: For would-be writer/editors, a new Wiki Quick Start has been written, that explains almost everything you need to know about working on the Wiki in one paragraph. [Aug-04]

Bugzilla: A MythTV Bugzilla has been set up. If you have found any bugs, post them there. If you're the coder type, and you're looking for something to do, that's a good place to check, too. [8-Jul-04]