Unofficial Plugins

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This is a List of the unofficial Plugins for MythTV. These are not included within the official release. Despite that these are not official(yet), some of them are really great and worth to take a look at.

(They may work with the newest MythTV Versions, or they may require modification in degree ranging from trivial to extreme, because they are developed for older ones.)

Editor's note: if you're responsible for one of these plugins, feel free to update any out-links as necessary, and note here which version of MythTV your plugin works with --Baylink 19:54, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Frontend Plugins

Myth_Apple_Trailers - Watch current trailers on

Integrate_XM - Stream and listen to XM radio on your Myth box

MythRecipe - Recipes for your TV computer in the kitchen. Outdated, but an update is in progress (as of February 2008) [1]

MythFM - Listen to Radio.

MythStream - Playing of Audio and Videos Streams in MythTV.

MythBurnUI - A Plugin to use the MythBurn scripts with the frontend. (Can only be downloaded via CVS!). NOTE: This is unnecessary with MythTV > 0.19 because it's been replaced by MythArchive.

MythCalendar - A calendaring system for MythTV. [NOTE: no downloads available at this site]

MythTiVo - A GUI Front End to allow selection of Now Showing Items from any IP connected TiVo. (For MythTV 0.11.)

MythCollaborative - A plugin the gives you suggestion on TV you might like to watch, through collaborative filtering.

MythRoast - Another DVD burning plugin

MythCopy - A plugin which allows easy copying of CD's and DVD's.

MythMPD - A simple MPD client for MythTV.

MythWeb Addons

MythBurn [2] [3] - An extension to MythWeb, so that you can burn your Recordings to CD/DVD. Installation instructions and screen shots can be found here: MythBurnInstallation. MythTV version 0.20 contains MythArchive, which has additional features, but is integrated into the frontend, while MythBurn is integrated into MythWeb. MythBurn might have support for DVB-subtitles while MythArchive will not.

MythStreamTV [4]- Live transcoding and streaming of MythTV recordings over the network. This is a patched version which works with the new MythWeb. The orginal version can be found at sourceforge here, but it won't work with SVN or 0.19 of MythTV, 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.

MythWebRSS - Additional php file to create an RSS feed of the Previous Recordings page.

General Addons

TVWish - 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....

nuvexport - nuvexport - 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.

nuv2avi - 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.

Myth Recording Extender (MRE) - 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+.

myth2ipod Create Ipod compatible videos, and serve them to your Ipod by podcast from mythtv. Post your troubleshooting experiences here.

MythTV to iPod Create iPod compatible videos setting the meta data correctly for your recordings.

mythradiopodcast Utilities and sample code aimed at using DVB radio recordings with iTunes, iPods and Podcasts.

Mythnuv2mkv - 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, imdb will be searched, a MythVideo db entry created and a coverfile file created if one was not available at imdb.

mythtv-status 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.

/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend.pcsk - Replacement rc script for mythbackend. Uses Process Creation's Swiss-Army Knife (PCSK) to supervise mythbackend and respawn it if (when) it crashes. Provides more intelligent process checking than the standard rc script. It also utilises mythtv-status, if you have it installed, to give useful info about recording and scheduling as well as process status.

MythAssistant - 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.

Windows Programs

MythHelper - 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.

DsMyth - A collection of DirectShow filters and applications that enables playback of MythTV files on windows. The idea is to allow almost any mediaplayer to handle mythtv recordings including streaming files from the backend and watching livetv. There is a How To which uses DsMyth to help play recordings from MythWeb on Windows machines over a LAN. Unfortunately this software is no longer being maintained with support ending at MythTV 0.19, but the latest version still can be used to play .NUV files from MythTV 0.20.

WinMyth - A Windows Frontend for MythTV. Depends on DsMyth and is thus limited to MythTV 0.19 or earlier.

TapeWorm Tapeworm is a "parasitic" Windows front end for MythTV (v1)

MythTV Player A simple player that play recordings directly from the MythTV backend. Future development plans include Live TV and de-interlacing. (MythTV v 0.18-0.21)

Mac Software

Remote Remote Remote control a linux frontend from a mac.

MythGrowl An OS X application that sends Growl notifications when MythTV starts or finishes a recording.


MythKaraoke - Listen to Music and sing it. (not updated for 0.20 or 0.21)


These plugins are unavailable. The list is kept just to get the juices flowing on the types of plugins that have been done in the past:

Torrentocracy - A Bittorrent client that has RSS support (For MythTV 0.11.)

MythChannels - A Plugin to configure the Channels. (For MythTV 0.15.)