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Installing MythTV

Binary packages are available for a variety of platforms if you would like to forgo compiling MythTV from source and just get down to business recording TV.

There are also various MythTV specific distributions if you plan to build a dedicated appliance(s).


Mythbuntu logo.pngMythbuntu Mythbuntu is a MythTV and Ubuntu-based distribution focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing MythTV network. Mythbuntu Home Page Mythbuntu Forums Download
Mythdora-logo.gif Mythdora is a Fedora and MythTV "All-In-One" DVD. The install will load a pre-configured Fedora 10 installation on your computer as well as install and configure MythTV. There are many extras included with MythDora. Mythdora Home Page Mythdora Forums Download
LinHESlog.png LinHES (Formerly known as KnoppMyth) includes MythTV and all its official plugins. In addition, LinHES includes Apache, NFS, Samba, and various other daemons. Everything one needs to easily setup a power home entertainment system is included. LinHES Home Page LinHES Forums Download



Fedora Red Hat CentOS

There are MythTV packages for Fedora available from both RPM Fusion and ATRPMs. These repositories are not compatible with each other, so you'll have to take your pick between them. Jarod's Fedora Guide is available for anyone interested in step by step instructions. RPM Fusion ATrpms


MythTV is available through apt. See the Ubuntu Community Documentation for more information. Daily snapshots for both the stable release (-fixes) and development (-trunk) are available via the Mythbuntu Autobuilds for current releases of Ubuntu & Mythbuntu. Download


MythTV is available through apt. See Debian Multimedia for more information. Download


MythTV Packages for openSUSE are available on packman. Download


A complete set of MythTV rpms for Mandriva is available through the Penguin Liberation Front. Download

Arch Linux

MythTV Packages are available in the Extra repository. Download

Mac OS X

Various versions of MythTV for Mac OS X are available, including both frontend and backend and up to version 0.21-fixes and trunk. Download


Though they are not as completely functional as on other platforms, installer packages are available for MS Windows.
(NOTE: current build as of Oct. 22 2009 is trunk revision 21995, and too old for compatibility with the 0.22 RC)