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Welcome to the information and documentation wiki for MythTV!

While there are some late changes and new pages yet to move, this site is pretty much open for business now. There will still be lots of dust on the floor for the next little while, but if you haven't already set up an account, please do so, and forge ahead. If you've never worked on a wiki before, check out the Wiki Quick Start.

In the next week or so, some pointers will appear here on how to best interact with MediaWiki, our new wiki software, for those who don't have any Wikipedia experience.

Those helping out on the move should go to this site's version of the site move page.


The links below lead to Category list pages; if there's a page you know should exist, but it's not in the category you expect, you can find it in the list of all pages (or, the list of uncategorized pages).

Man.png User Manual
MythTV User Manual
Help index.png HOWTO
HOWTO documents describing common scenarios

Database.png Knowledge Base
Browse the MythTV Knowledge Base by category
Blockdevice.png Plugins
Documentation on individual Myth plugins
Hardware.png Hardware
Hardware related documentation
Kdict.png Glossary
Definitions of terms commonly used in this project
Binary.png Developer Documentation
Help with contributing to MythTV development
Jabber protocol.png Feature Wishlist
Suggestions for future features

News (Site and otherwise)

PRESS: Why you don't have a TiVo.

PRESS: NewsForge likes Myth.

PRESS: NewsForge can't get enough! Looking at KnoppMyth as well. [[[Druid Fyr]] 20-Jul-2005]

New Release -- MythTV 0.18 is out now; see above. [[[Henk Poley]] 15-Apr-2005]

0.18 is nigh -- Isaac just engaged in the Monthly Patch Festival the other day, committing about 2 dozen patches from the outstanding queue. He said on the mailing list that 0.18 might happen in a couple of weeks, pending one or two critical stability patches. If you have patches on your shelf, let's get them in *now*, instead of waiting until he makes the announcement, like last time. 'k? [ User:Baylink 23-Mar-05]

Plextor PVRs/Linux -- Slashdot covers the release of official Linux support for their new hardware MPEG-1/2/4/MJPEG external video capture compression/tuner box with USB 2.0 interface. I gather TPTB are working on integrating this with Myth; More When I Know More<tm>. [ User:Baylink 9-Mar-05]

Press Coverage -- A fairly nice piece in the San Francisco Bay Guardian talks about the broadcast flag and mentions MythTV. Thanks to Maverick on the mailing list. [ User:Baylink 3-Mar-05]

New Release -- 0.17 is out. The Under Development page has been moved to Whats New, and copied to 0.17 in the Release Notes section. Isaac has linked to Under Development from, so that will remain 0.17 until he changes the link. [ User:Baylink 11-Feb-05]

(Site note: I'd like to thank Brian Le Fevre and the other folks who are doing yeoman duty reverting the spammers who have clearly recently found the site.  Bay Link)

MythBlog -- It has managed to escape me that Gavin Hurlbut (Beirdo@IRC) has his own FAQ Wiki, covering topics frequently discussed on IRC, as well as writing a blog concerning his experiences working with Myth. In other news, (I've always wanted to say that :-) Matt Haughey, of Metafilter fame, continues his PVRBlog with coverage of a 10-tuner Snap Stream box built with the new Hauppauge 500 cards. [[[Bay Link]] 10-Feb-2005]

User Manual -- I've added a link, above, to my nascent User Manual project. While it is even more a work in progress than some other things associated with the wiki, and indeed, Myth itself, I think it's just barely fleshed out to the point that it's time to link to it from somewhere more prominent than my User page. All contributions, as always, welcome. [[[Bay Link]] 09-Feb-2005]

German Wiki -- I've felt free to create a german Wiki, since some users expressed the wish to have a German community. Please not that this Wiki doesn't intend to compete with The site is here . In addition, there is a now a German subforum at [[[Michael Haas]]]

New York Times MythTV -- The New York Times has an article on Isaac and MythTV. [[[John Sturgeon]] 31-Jan-05] Some MythTV users think that this article is bad publicity for MythTV. If you agree, you probably want to sign this petition [[[Michael Haas]] 01-Feb-05]

[ That is much too polite: the article damned near explicitly lumps MythTV users in with show-sharers. Regardless your opinion on show-sharing, the piece is misleading, and I suggest you sign the petition. Bay Link ]

Slashdot on Linux on PVR's -- The /. story has a bunch of links, so instead of snapping any of them, I'll just link you there. Finally, some new news.  :-) [[[Bay Link]] 12-Jan-05]

Competitive News: -- TiVo does it again: now they'll show you ads while you're skipping ads. (Thanks to Micah Wedemeyer on the list.) [[[Bay Link]] 29-Nov-04]

CVS Changelog: -- The summary of the changes (so far) in CVS is available in Under Development. This is being updated as new commits are in, but it is not guaranteed to reflect all new features and bugfixes. [[[Tyler Drake]] 28-Nov-04]

Upcoming Hardware: -- pcHDTV has finally started to offer the HD-3000, a US broadcast HDTV/ATSC capture card that is designed to work with Linux. Reports also state the card is already compatible with MythTV. In July of next year a card like this will be illegal to manufacture, as it does *not* support the Broadcast Flag, which allows broadcasters to prevent you from digitally capturing HDTV signals at full resolution. So get them while you can. [UPDATE: Some people have received the cards they ordered; no reports of full success yet. [30-Oct-04]

Competitive Press: -- Even more reasons to choose MythTV over TiVo: they're going to feature-reduce even further. Auto-deletion of pay-per-view recordings whether you like it or not? More from Tech Dirt [28-Oct-04]

Updates: -- Welcome aboard and many thanks to nuv2avi developer Gavin Hurlbut for fluffing up our External Links page, and also to Chris Petersen, who wrote Myth Web and nuvexport. [[[Bay Link]] 21-Oct-04]

There is an archive of Old News.