August 27th, 2007 by Keith

MythTV 0.20.2 – Watch TV Online

Posted in Audio, Linux, Mac OS, Software Companies, Video, Web Apps

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

Some of the functionalities are:

  • * pause, fast-forward and rewind live Television.
  • * install multiple video capture cards to record more than one program at a time.
  • * have multiple servers, each with multiple capture cards in them. All servers are centrally managed and all programs are scheduled by the Master backend.
  • * 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, assuming that they have the hardware capabilities to view the content; a low-powered frontend will not be able to watch HDTV, for example.
  • * use any combination of standard analog capture card, MPEG-2, MJPEG, DVB, HDTV, USB and firewire capture devices.
  • * Program Guide Data in North America is downloaded from, a non-profit organization which has licensed data from Tribune Media Services. This service provides almost two weeks of scheduling information. Program Guide Data in other countries is obtained using XMLTV.
  • * MythTV implements a UPNP server, so a UPNP client should automatically see content from your MythTV system.

This program is known to work on both Linux and Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel), unfortunately it does not run on Windows.However, the program is not to be underestimated. It also includes the following modules that serves several other functionalities!

  • * MythArchive, a tool to create DVDs
  • * MythBrowser, a web browser
  • * MythControls, an application to configure your remote control
  • * MythDVD, a DVD viewer / ripper
  • * MythFlix, a Netflix module
  • * MythGallery, a picture-viewing application
  • * MythGame
  • * MythMusic, a music playing / ripping application which supports MP3 and FLAC
  • * MythNews, a RSS news grabber
  • * MythPhone, phone and videophone using SIP.
  • * MythVideo, a media-viewer for content not created within MythTV
  • * MythWeather
  • * MythWeb, which allows you to control your MythTV system using a web browser. With MythWeb, you can schedule and delete recordings, change keybindings and more. With proper security, you may even schedule a program over the Internet and have it immediately acted on by the scheduler.

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MythTV 0.20.2

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