Qt 4.8 or greater

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The following steps are required to install Qt 5.1 for use in building MythTV source with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

  • Version of Qt must match version of Visual Studio used
  • Qt must include OpenGL support
  • Qt's bin directory must be added to the system path
  • Must my MySQL support (may need to be manually built from Qt source)

Installing Qt

This guide used the Qt 5.1 Online Installer for Windows downloaded from:


It's important to select Source Components in order to build MySQL driver.


Once installed, verify that the bin directory was added to the system path.

MySQL Support

MythTV requires Qt's MySQL driver, but is not provided pre-built. You will need to compile it from the source.

A nice tutorial is available at: