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==Introduction==
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Once MythTV has been setup there are a few options to allow playback of TV recordings from the Windows platform. The most obvious is MythTV itself which runs on Windows in addition to linux, FreeBSD and Mac OSX.
Once MythTV has been setup there are a few options to allow playback of TV recordings from the Windows platform.
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==Options==
 
==Options==
  
*[[Play_Recordings_On_Windows_From_MythWeb]] using the experimental flashplayer feature
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*'''[[Windows Port|MythTV on Windows]]''' - The MythTV frontend can be compiled and run on Windows.
  
*[http://www.sudu.dk/mythtvplayer/ MythTv Player] - MythTv Player is a free and simple Myth client and player for Windows.
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*[http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Xbox_Frontend#Running_XBMC_with_native_MythTV_Support XBMC] Xbox media center is now available on windows, and can play recordings and live tv.  Plugin for XBMC is [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmcmythtv/ here].  Another plugin is [http://code.google.com/p/mythbox/ here].
  
*[http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Xbox_Frontend#Running_XBMC_with_native_MythTV_Support XBMC] Xbox media center is now available on windows, and can play recordings and live tv.
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*[[Boxee]] - Boxee will play MythTV natively, just add it as a source.
  
The following require Samba shares setup to view recordings
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*[http://siphon9.net/loune/2010/11/mythtv-vlc-plugin-now-supports-vlc-1-1-5/ VideoLAN Client 1.1.5 with MythTV VLC plugin] - Browse and plays MythTV recordings.
  
*[http://tapeworm.spurgeonwoods.com/ Tapeworm] - TapeWorm is a "parasitic" Windows front end for MythTV  
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*[http://sudu.dk/mythtvplayer/ MythTV player] - A video player built for MythTV.
note tapeworm doesn't work with multiple Storage pools and project is not active anymore
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The following require Samba shares setup to view recordings
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*[[Play_Recordings_On_Windows_From_MythWeb]] using Samba shares, VLC and the Firefox Launchy add-on
 
*Samba using  [[mythrename.pl]] to generate human readable filenames using [http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/ Media Player Classic Homecinema] to playback recordings
 
*Samba using  [[mythrename.pl]] to generate human readable filenames using [http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/ Media Player Classic Homecinema] to playback recordings
  
 
==Samba setup==
 
==Samba setup==
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Note that samba/cifs can be problematic is not recommended, it introduces latency and problems with file attributes. Some libraries used by MythTV cannot even open files on samba shares, e.g. Taglib, tag reading library in mythmusic.
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example samba share '''/etc/samba/smb.conf'''
 
example samba share '''/etc/samba/smb.conf'''
  

Latest revision as of 07:42, 3 December 2010

Once MythTV has been setup there are a few options to allow playback of TV recordings from the Windows platform. The most obvious is MythTV itself which runs on Windows in addition to linux, FreeBSD and Mac OSX.

Options

  • XBMC Xbox media center is now available on windows, and can play recordings and live tv. Plugin for XBMC is here. Another plugin is here.
  • Boxee - Boxee will play MythTV natively, just add it as a source.

The following require Samba shares setup to view recordings

Samba setup

Note that samba/cifs can be problematic is not recommended, it introduces latency and problems with file attributes. Some libraries used by MythTV cannot even open files on samba shares, e.g. Taglib, tag reading library in mythmusic.

example samba share /etc/samba/smb.conf

[tvrecordings]
       comment = mythtv tv recordings
       path = /video/tvrec

ensure world has read access to files

 chmod +r /video/tvrec