Unofficial Plugins

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This list contains the Plugins and Addons for MythTV developed by the community. This means they are not included within the official release. Some of them are really great, bringing a whole new dimension to your system and definitly worth to take a look at.

Column explaination:

  • Plugin - the name of the plug-in.
  • Works With - which release versions plug-in works with.
  • Description - some extra info about the plug-in.


User Manual:Plugins and Addons - The section in the usermanual about plugins and addons
Plugin section - Information about how to use plugins
Plug-in developers guide - Explains how to create your own plugin (or convert existing programs)

Frontend Plugins

Plugin Works With Description
0.21 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.25 0.26 0.27 0.28
MythNettv Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Subscribe to and watch video podcasts. Mythnettv allows you to set up subscriptions to your favorite podcasts, webtv, movie trailers, etc (anything on the web with an address can be used). It will look at the specified address(s) and find all the video content associated with the tile supplied in the subscription, it will then download all videos and add them to the mythtv recorded tv page on your frontend together with a description of the show and the date that the show was added to the web.
MythPianod No No No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Pandora Client for Myth - externalizes Pandora protocol to Pianod server. UI heavily based on MythPandora
MythPandora No No No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Pandora Client for Myth.
MythSimpleVideos No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown MythSimpleVideos is a plugin which provides a very simple live file browser, without MythVideo's need for a full tree. It is intended as a workaround for poor performance in MythVideo's File Browse mode when used with large CIFS shares.
MythMpc Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes A simple mythtv plugin to remote control MPD (Music Player Daemon). Build and setup instructions can be found on github. There are also some screenshots
MythApps Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes MythApps allows you to view most video on demand services, IPTV and 4k YouTube with a consistent interface, remote support and mythtv theming. Build and setup instructions can be found on github. There are also some screenshots

MythWeb Addons

Plugin Works With Description
0.21 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.25 0.26 0.27 0.28
MythMobile No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown MythMobile is a MythWeb plugin that turns your iPad, iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone 7 device into the most advanced remote control for the Linux based open source MythTV DVR system. Includes custom themes, cover browsing, controls and many other features.

Features, Video and Download: MythMobile Website

mythepisode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown View a summary of almost every TV series ever aired along with a listing of each episode including original airdate, episode number, and episode summary. Mythepisode will indicate if you have previously recorded or have episodes scheduled for recording and allow you to set it for recording when available. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown is a MythWeb plugin that provides an RSS feed to assist integration with other media players.

General Addons

Plugin Works With Description
0.21 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.25 0.26 0.27 0.28 v29
TVWish Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Generate/grab a list of the hundreds of top movies you wish to see someday, and arrange for them to be recorded if they are ever on TV. Instead of browsing what movies are on in the next 2 weeks, just pick all your movies at once, and eventually they'll show up. Look for and record the pilot episodes of hundreds of the top TV series of all time, in case you missed them, or want to try them out. And a lot more.... There is a report, [1] that this works for 0.23. Works with mythepisode plugin.
MythGetTrailers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown This bash script for MythVideo re-purposes the trailers’ folder and synchronizes the 40 most popular movie trailers on YouTube, with selectable video formats. This allows users to watch a random sampling of new and popular trailers whenever movie viewing begins.

Features and Download: MythGetTrailers Website

MythMediaMonitor No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown MythMediaMonitor is an advanced bash shell script designed to incorporate external media directly into the recordings screen of Mythfrontend. It includes many features, including auto extraction of MKV subtitles to SRT for playing in MythTV’s internal player, TVRage data grabbing, many filename formats, and support for Movies.

Features and Download: MythMediaMonitor Website

MythExport Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown MythExport is a script that can be added to MythTV as a User Job and used to export recordings into a format playable on portable devices such as iPod Video, iPod Touch, and PSP. Besides converting your recordings, this script also grabs data from the MythTV MySQL database and injects it as iTunes data into the exported video so that it will show up correctly on your iPod. Now includes RSS feed and daily cleanup functionality.
MythPodcaster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Transcoder & RSS Publisher for MythTV Recordings. RSS feeds link to FFMpeg-transcoded copies of MythTV recordings. Feeds can be viewed in RSS-capable web browsers and feed aggregators, including iTunes. Pre-configured with single-pass, two-pass, progressive-download, and Apple HTTP Live Streaming transcoding profiles.
IMDB Bulk Updater No No Yes No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown A command line wrapper for mythvideo's This tool can be run interactively or from cron to import new videos and populate them with posters, fanart, and meta data where available. This tool is built into MythDora5 and later. The tool has been using since was replaced in the mythvideo baseline.
nuvexport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Command line script for exporting recordings to a number of formats including DivX, Xvid, DVD, SVCD, NUV+SQL. Easy to use: Select recording and options from numbered lists. (more info: nuvexport website / nuvexport wiki)
nuv2avi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown - Command line program for converting MPEG-4 .nuv files to DivX. It does not recode the file, so it is very fast, but noisy recordings will probably have audio sync problems.
mythradiopodcast No No No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Utilities and sample code aimed at using DVB radio recordings with iTunes, iPods and Podcasts.
Mythnuv2mkv Yes Yes No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converts MythTV nuv files to mkv, mp4 or avi files. Can be run as a MythTV User Job or at command line to convert MythTV recordings or stand alone files. The converted recordings can either replace the nuv one or be copied to another location. If this other location is under the MythVideoDir, tmdb will be searched, a MythVideo db entry created and a coverfile file created if one was not available at tmdb.
mythtv-status Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Display the status of a local or remote MythTV backend. Can send an email if there is a recording conflict (soon to be extended to other issues). If installing the Debian package then your MOTD will be updated on a regular basis.
video and converter - gputrans & nuvtools No No No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No description available (includes nuv2avi and nuvscan)
Home automation No No No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Control MythTV with Bluetooth mobile phones, PDAs & Webpads, plus home automation No No Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Tool to export recordings into MythVideo. Capable of using metadata from listings provider, or grabbing from TheTVDB (through Can be run from the commandline, or as a user job. No Yes Yes No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Script launched by udev that automatically inserts, removes, and maintains records of video files on removable media in mythvideo.
MythMagic No No No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown TiVo style recommendation engine for MythTV. MythMagic selects and automatically records shows from the EPG based on previous viewing habits. Recordings can be accepted or rejected to improve recommendation accuracy. Works silently in the background. Records at very low priority to avoid interfering with your own recordings.
MythMiner No No Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Recommendation process using text mining techniques with the open source data mining software "RapidMiner". You can receive daily recommendations based on the programs you did and didn't record from MythMiner. It can schedule recordings with low priority if the confidence is high enough, but this can be deactivated, so that there is no write access to your database. Not yet tested with 0.25pre, please fill in if it works.
hdhrepg2myth No No No No No No No Yes Yes For owners of an HDHomeRun Prime, hdhrepg2myth provides electronic program guide data while watching live TV. Approximately four hours of guide data is provided every three hours while live TV is being used.
Mythrecmaze No No No No No No No Yes Yes Automatically record the shows you follow on No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Unknown This python script is intended to function as a user job, capable of copying recordings into MythVideo and avoiding duplication. Can be run from the command line too.

Windows Programs

Plugin Works With Description
0.21 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.25 0.26 0.27
MythTV-Browser Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes A TV-Browser plugin for MythTV. See here for the Sourceforge project page.

Mac Software

Plugin Works With Description
0.21 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.25 0.26
Remote Remote No No Yes No No Unknown Remote control a linux frontend from a mac.
MythRemote' Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac app to remote control a MythTV frontend. GUI and keyboard controls.


The following plugins need to be updated for the latest MythTV release. Some of these plugins are unavailable but are kept just to keep track of the types of plugins that have been done in the past.

The most recent versions are on top of this list.

Plugin Last Supported Version Description
MythTube #5589 pre-0.22 Internet video plugin which allows the user to search and watch Youtube videos and customise their own channels with integrated Miro browsing.
MythVodka pre-0.22 MythVodka is a plugin that plays streaming content full screen using the internal player. It supports BBC iPlayer, and streaming content like Diggnation, Revision 3, etc.
MythGrowl 0.21 An OS X application that sends Growl notifications when MythTV starts or finishes a recording.
MythAssistant 0.21 A graphical utility written in Java to search recordings, see details of recordings, copy single and batches of recordings, and other features for remote access to recorded programs. This should work on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
StreamTuned 0.21 External version of MythStream
Myth Recording Extender (MRE) 0.21 PHP5 application that monitors live events that are being recorded and will auto-extend recordings when it's determined the live event is running late. Written with live sports events in mind (NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA support included), but not limited to just sports. Requires Myth 0.19+.

Important.png Note: This functionality has been integrated into Myth 32. When creating a recording rule, go to the Schedule Options and then change the 'Auto Extend' setting.

MythTV to iPod 0.21 Create iPod compatible videos setting the meta data correctly for your recordings.
MythRecipe 0.21 The new MythRecipe provides both a plugin and web based recipe interface for Myth TV. Please generated bug reports and enhancement requests using this Trac system for any bugs and/or features requested.
MythStream 0.21 Playing of Audio and Videos Streams in MythTV.
MythMPD 0.21 A simple MPD client for MythTV.
MythSqueezebox MythSqueezebox 0.21 A Squeezebox emulator for your MythTV.
MythBOINC 0.21 Allows BOINC management/monitoring via MythTV interface
MythStreamTV [2] 0.20 Live transcoding and streaming of MythTV recordings over the network. This is a patched version which works with the new MythWeb. The original version can be found at sourceforge here, but it hasn't worked since MythTV 0.18. For this you have to use the patched version found under the first link.
NOTE: There are issues to resolve even with the latest patch from "jogibear9988". With a little time, these can be resolved. One of the issues is that some language strings are missing (Example: "modules/_shared/lang/English.lang"). Please run the script "". A couple other issues exist, but they are simple to resolve. With a little time, the system can even be modified to stream live TV. It works well.
MythCopy 0.20 A plugin which allows easy copying of CDs and DVDs.
MythKaraoke 0.19 Listen to Music and sing it.
DsMyth 0.19 A collection of DirectShow filters and applications that enables playback of MythTV files on windows. Allows any directshow compliant media player to handle recordings and livetv. See also Play Recordings On Windows From MythWeb
WinMyth 0.19 A Windows Frontend for MythTV.
MythRoast 0.18 Another DVD burning plugin
MythHelper 0.16 MythHelper is a Windows application which has been created to aid in the process of transcoding recordings from a MythTV machine. Currently MythHelper will aid in transcoding to both Xvid AVI and DVD MPEG-2 files.
nuv2disc 0.16 No description available
MythChannels (unavailable) 0.15 A Plugin to configure the Channels.
MythTiVo 0.11 A GUI Front End to allow selection of Now Showing Items from any IP connected TiVo.
MythCalendar - A calendaring system for MythTV. [NOTE: no downloads available at this site]
MythFM - Listen to Radio.
MythVocalizer 0.21 Not really a plugin but allows you to run a talking mythtv setup for the visually impared. Also see MythSpeech which works with later versions of Mythtv.
TapeWorm (unavailable) - Tapeworm is a "parasitic" Windows front end for MythTV (v1)
MythTV Player (unavailable) - A simple player that play recordings directly from the MythTV backend. Future development plans include Live TV and de-interlacing.