mythtv: A powerful TV application1

Package available in: [trunk] [8.0] [7.0] [6.0] [2.1]

MythTV is a suite of programs that allow you to build the mythical home media convergence box on your own using Open Source software and operating systems.

Features include: You may pause, fast-forward and rewind live Television. You may install multiple video capture cards to record more than one program at a time.

You can have multiple servers, each with multiple capture cards in them. All servers are centrally managed and all programs are scheduled by the Master backend.

You can have multiple clients (called "frontends" in MythTV parlance), each with a common view of all available programs. Any client can watch any program that was recorded by any of the servers. Clients can be diskless and controlled entirely by a remote control.

You may use any combination of standard analog capture card, MPEG-2, MJPEG, DVB or HDTV capture devices. With appropriate hardware, MythTV can control set top boxes found in digital cable and satellite TV systems.

Program Guide Data in North America is downloaded from This free service provides MythTV almost two weeks of scheduling information. Program Guide Data in other countries is obtained using XMLTV. MythTV uses this information to create a schedule that maximizes the number of programs that can be recorded if you don't have enough tuners.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Isaac Richards <ijr [at] po [dot] cwru [dot] edu>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Maintainer: Michael Tross <michael [at] tross [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Beta
Version: 0.21

Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.

Download: mythtv-0.21.tar.bz2

T2 source: directfb-directresult.patch
T2 source: fribidi-include.patch
T2 source: hotfix-configure-unknown-option.patch
T2 source:
T2 source: mythtv.cache
T2 source: mythtv.conf
T2 source: mythtv.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 15% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.02 MB, 15 files

Dependencies (build time detected): alsa-lib arts binutils coreutils diffutils findutils freetype glib grep jack libavc1394 libiec61883 libraw1394 libx11 linux-header lirc make patch perl pkgconfig qt4 sed sysfiles tar tetex xorgproto zlib

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).