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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. The most obvious is MythTV itself which runs on Windows in addition to linux, FreeBSD and Mac OSX.
  
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*'''[[Windows Port|MythTV on Windows]]''' - The MythTV frontend can be compiled and run on Windows.
 
*'''[[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.  This project is dead unless a new developer takes over.
 
  
 
*[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.  Plugin for XBMC is [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmcmythtv/ here].  Another plugin is [http://code.google.com/p/mythbox/ here].
  
 
*[[Boxee]] - Boxee will play MythTV natively, just add it as a source.
 
*[[Boxee]] - Boxee will play MythTV natively, just add it as a source.
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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.
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*[http://sudu.dk/mythtvplayer/ MythTV player] - A video player built for MythTV.
  
 
The following require Samba shares setup to view recordings
 
The following require Samba shares setup to view recordings
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==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