Xbox Media Center as described by xbmc.org:
- "XBMC media center is a free cross-platform media-player jukebox and entertainment hub. XBMC is open source (GPL) software available for Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows operating-system, and the Xbox game-console. XBMC can play a very complete spectrum of of multimedia formats, and featuring playlist, audio visualizations, slideshow, and weather forecast functions, together with a multitude of third-party plugins."
Here is the link to get it working with mythtv 0.25, pasted below:
To get mythtv 0.25 to work you must update both XBMC (specifcally libcmyth) and mythbox. The xbmc update is in the master branch, so here's an updated guide.
# These instructions were posted in bug # http://code.google.com/p/mythbox/issues/detail?id=208 # Warning: The git version of XBMC can be unstable. # Follow this guide to install the updated XBMC # http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Compile_XBMC_for_Linux # Next, checkout the mitchcapper branch of mythbox cd ~ git clone https://github.com/mitchcapper/mythbox.git mv -f ~/.xbmc/addons/script.mythbox ~ # or just rm -rf ln -s ~/mythbox ~/.xbmc/addons/script.mythbox
Or grab the nightly build of xbmc by following the directions from this url:
XBMC as a MythTV frontend
XBMC can be used as a MythTV frontend in several different ways, all of which have been outlined on the Xbox Frontend page.
XBMC will support myth:// defined as a video source. This should work with mythtv 0.25 without having to use the plugins.
For other windows playback solution see Play_Recordings_On_Windows_From_MythWeb.