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= Accessory Modules =
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This page is up-to-date to MythTV version 0.20, the current release is {{CurrentRelease}}
  
 
MythTV has a plug-in architecture which makes it easier for programmers to write extension modules.  The modules take advantage of the infrastructure which Myth creates, and the interface routines it includes, to use the TV and remote to do other related 'convergence-y' type tasks for the user.
 
MythTV has a plug-in architecture which makes it easier for programmers to write extension modules.  The modules take advantage of the infrastructure which Myth creates, and the interface routines it includes, to use the TV and remote to do other related 'convergence-y' type tasks for the user.
  
* [[Myth Browser]]
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Information on installing here: http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-13.html
  This is a built-in minibrowser for the World Wide Web.  You probably wouldn't want to use it for your main browser, but it can be very useful for some things -- ''if'' your [[Myth Box]] is connected to the Internet.
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* MythDVD
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If you're using MythBuntu (or presumably any Debian- or Ubuntu-based version), you can install the official plugins with "sudo apt-get install mythplugins".
  This module is for both playing and [[ripping]] DVD-Video discs.
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* [[Myth Gallery]]
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== Official plugins ==
  The gallery module is a photo gallery/screen saver module; for showing libraries of still pictures.
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Official plugins are maintained by the MythTV developers themselves and therefore always compatible with the latest versions of MythTV.
* [[Myth Game]]
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  [[Myth Game]] interfaces to several videogame emulator programs, to turn your box into a classic arcade game machine.
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* [[MythBrowser]]
* [[Myth Music]]
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: A minibrowser for the World Wide Web--not for use as your main browser, but useful -- ''if'' your [[MythBox]] is connected to the Internet.
  The Music module lets you use your Box to play music, creating multiple playlists and random shuffling and suchlike.
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* [[MythArchive]]
* [[Myth News]]
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: Create DVDs from your recorded shows, MythVideo files, and any video files on your system.
  This module monitors Internet RSS newsfeeds from websites which provide them, displaying the updates on the screen.
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* [[MythGallery]]
* [[Myth Video]]
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: A photo gallery/screen saver module; shows libraries of still pictures.
  The [[Myth Video]] module allows you to play stored video content other than TV recordings.  This can include ripped DVD's and downloaded video clips.
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* [[MythGame]]
* [[Myth Weather]]
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: MythGame interfaces to several videogame emulator programs, to turn your box into a classic arcade game machine.
  [[Myth Weather]] is a one stop personalized weather station.  By downloading information from the Internet you can display current conditions, RADAR maps, and forecasts for your specific area.
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* [[MythMovies]]
* [[Myth Web]]
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: Allows to see which cinemas run which movies and the other way round.
  A web frontend for Myth installations allowing you to set up recordings remotely using an ordinary web browser.
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* [[MythMusic]]
* [[Myth Phone]]
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: Play music, create playlists and random shuffling and suchlike.
  Allows you to conduct voice and video calls over a LAN or the Internet with other computers supporting the SIP protocol, including other Myth Frontends with [[Myth Phone]].
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* [[MythNews]]
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: Monitors RSS newsfeeds from internet websites, displaying updates on the screen.
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* [[MythVideo]]
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: Play stored video content other than TV recordings, including ripped DVD's and downloaded video clips. DVD Ripping and playback.
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* [[MythWeather]]
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: A one-stop personalized weather station.  By downloading information from the Internet you can display current conditions, RADAR maps, and forecasts for your specific area.
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* [[MythWeb]]
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: A web frontend for Myth installations allowing you to set up recordings remotely using an ordinary web browser.
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== Unofficial Plugins ==
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To extend your MythTV setup even further, you might be interested in the large number of [[Unofficial Plugins]] made available by other users, companies and developers who like to contribute to MythTV.

Latest revision as of 21:24, 15 May 2011

This page is up-to-date to MythTV version 0.20, the current release is 0.27.3

MythTV has a plug-in architecture which makes it easier for programmers to write extension modules. The modules take advantage of the infrastructure which Myth creates, and the interface routines it includes, to use the TV and remote to do other related 'convergence-y' type tasks for the user.

Information on installing here: http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-13.html

If you're using MythBuntu (or presumably any Debian- or Ubuntu-based version), you can install the official plugins with "sudo apt-get install mythplugins".

Official plugins

Official plugins are maintained by the MythTV developers themselves and therefore always compatible with the latest versions of MythTV.

A minibrowser for the World Wide Web--not for use as your main browser, but useful -- if your MythBox is connected to the Internet.
Create DVDs from your recorded shows, MythVideo files, and any video files on your system.
A photo gallery/screen saver module; shows libraries of still pictures.
MythGame interfaces to several videogame emulator programs, to turn your box into a classic arcade game machine.
Allows to see which cinemas run which movies and the other way round.
Play music, create playlists and random shuffling and suchlike.
Monitors RSS newsfeeds from internet websites, displaying updates on the screen.
Play stored video content other than TV recordings, including ripped DVD's and downloaded video clips. DVD Ripping and playback.
A one-stop personalized weather station. By downloading information from the Internet you can display current conditions, RADAR maps, and forecasts for your specific area.
A web frontend for Myth installations allowing you to set up recordings remotely using an ordinary web browser.

Unofficial Plugins

To extend your MythTV setup even further, you might be interested in the large number of Unofficial Plugins made available by other users, companies and developers who like to contribute to MythTV.