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About XBMC

Xbox Media Center as described by xbmc.org:

"XBMC media center is a free cross-platform media-player jukebox and entertainment hub. XBMC is open source (GPL) software available for Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows operating-system, and the Xbox game-console. XBMC can play a very complete spectrum of of multimedia formats, and featuring playlist, audio visualizations, slideshow, and weather forecast functions, together with a multitude of third-party plugins."

Mythtv plugin for XBMC can be found Plugin for XBMC is here. Another plugin is here. The first plugin doesn't work for me, the 2nd one works.

Here is the link to get it working with mythtv 0.25, pasted below:

To get mythtv 0.25 to work you must update both XBMC (specifcally libcmyth) and mythbox. The xbmc update is in the master branch, so here's an updated guide.

# These instructions were posted in bug
# http://code.google.com/p/mythbox/issues/detail?id=208
# Warning: The git version of XBMC can be unstable.
# Follow this guide to install the updated XBMC
# http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Compile_XBMC_for_Linux

# Next, checkout the mitchcapper branch of mythbox
cd ~
git clone https://github.com/mitchcapper/mythbox.git

mv -f ~/.xbmc/addons/script.mythbox ~  # or just rm -rf
ln -s ~/mythbox ~/.xbmc/addons/script.mythbox

Or grab the nightly build of xbmc by following the directions from this url:

# https://launchpad.net/~nathan-renniewaldock/+archive/xbmc-nightly/?field.series_filter=precise

XBMC as a MythTV frontend

XBMC can be used as a MythTV frontend in several different ways, all of which have been outlined on the Xbox Frontend page.

XBMC will support myth:// defined as a video source. This should work with mythtv 0.25 without having to use the plugins.

For other windows playback solution see Play_Recordings_On_Windows_From_MythWeb.