Talk:MythTV on Mac OS X

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A section on the status of an Intel / Universal Binary build of MythTV would be useful. I'm looking for more information on that, along with trying to build it for myself..

Nigel says: there is more information here; Myth_on_Mac_x86 and Talk:Myth_on_Mac_x86. As far as I know, no-one has built a universal binary yet. If you have the time to investigate how, I will try to add it to the packaging script

Can someone add to the 0. Intro, what other packages are required for the "binary only" version. (ie is there a Qt runtime needed?) I DLed the binary only, installed it, and ran it. It asked me for my back-end IP, login/pw, then just sat there. A force quit and subsequent executions all just hang... what am I missing?


As far as I can see only the Frontend of MythTV has been officially ported to Mac OS X.

Was the reason for the backend not being ported an Intel vs. PowerPC issue? If so then obviously this is no longer the case. Does this mean it will be more likely for the backend to now be ported? Considering Mac OS X (FreeBSD) and Linux are practically kissing cousins and that many other originally Linux developed packages (Samba, Apache, MySQL, etc.) have already been ported I cannot see what the problem is. [John Lockwood]

Nigel says: The backend wasn't ported because it is closely tied to Linux, and particulary V4L (Video for Linux) for analog capture cards. That is not the case any more, but getting it all working is quite difficult. I haven't had the time to try and build a working setup. The backend has been buildable (i.e. ported) for about 5 months, but it didn't do much. About 4 months ago, DBOX2 support was added to MythTV, which should work on a Mac backend. About one month ago, Mac support was added for FireWire and QuickTime input devices. So, as far as I know, the backend should work, but only about 2 people in the whole wide world have tried to use it

Syphax asks: I'm currently mulling between getting a Mac Mini and a DIY linux box for my home file server/web server/MythTV box. I won't waste your time with my requirements & preferences I have, but suffice to say that the Mac Mini would pretty much provide everything I want (except a HUGE harddrive), provided that MythTV backend worked. What expertise would be required to get it from its current status (ported, in theory) to pretty well-proven? I can't offer a lot of time or expertise, but if I go ahead and get the Mini I'll be highly motivated to help test and debug, at the least. --Syphax 17:04, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Joann says: The backend is running on my G5 using the HDhomerun as an input device as of 2 May 2007.

Daily Builds

> If there is a problem with one of the builds, please let me know from my home page.

There is no contact information at all on, and no comment section for the downloads. So how exactly do I contact Mr. or Mrs. Snider, and which of them is responsible for the builds? Zwhite 03:05, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

== Merge Varios Mac pages --

We should really merge the various pages together: Myth_on_Mac_x86