MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR).

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How do I get rid of this “Could not connect to master backend” error in MythTV?

I am trying to install MythTV on my Ubuntu machine. I am not intending that MythTV would run all the time. I'll open and close it like any other program. It seemed to install fine, but when I run it, ...
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Technotrend CT-3650 not working after some time idle

on my HTPC I installed Ubuntu Saucy Salamender and MythTV. I connected my Technotrend CT-3650 for watching DVB-C. The setup runs fine. However, after some idle time (e.g., I stop live TV in die ...
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How do I kill locked mythtv frontend

I have a new install of Ubuntu 13.10 with mythtv .27 installed. After configuring mythtv FE I tried to exit. It would not let me exit. I tried several times without success. Because mythtv FE ...
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Upgrading MythTV from 0.25 to 0.27 fails

I'm using ubuntu 12.10. I installed MythTV from the software center which installed 0.25. That version is no longer supported so I opted to install 0.27 using the following commands: sudo ...
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GUI doesn't work, but server does

System: AMD Phenom II quad core 4GB RAM ATI 5750 GPU (I think) 3x3TB HD in Raid 5 config (installed these using Raider) Initially installed Mythbuntu, Everything worked fine. Upgraded to standard ...
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Setting up TV cards and importing channels in MythTV

I've been trying to setup any one of my 3 TV cards with Mythbuntu for the past two days and I really could do with some help.... I'm also a complete noob when it comes to Ubuntu/Linux. What I have: ...
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plextor px-tv402u cannot install drivers mythbuntu 3.2.0-33

is it possible to work a plextor px-tv402u in ubuntu 12.04? I have linux headers 3.2.0-33 generic installed and mythbuntu 0.27 I tried to patch the drivers but it doesn't work thanks for help
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New install of mythbuntu 12.04.3 disk size reported only 500GB but is 4TB

Trying to install mythbuntu 64bit to new seagate 4TB drive. The install only reports drive as 500 GB? Also if I let the install do auto install it fails at installing the grub. It seemed to work when ...
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When using a hauppauge hd pvr with Mythbuntu 12.04.3 what devices do you pick in Mythbuntu control panel for Remote and IR transmitter?

OK, I am not new to Mythtv or Hauppauge cards but I am new to both MythBuntu and the Hauppauge HD-PVR. I just need to know what to choose in MythBuntu Control panel to use the IR receiver and the IR ...
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My mythtv setup menus changed to greek, anybody else?

After the last update, my mythtv setup menus in the frontend and backend changed to greek, I think it is just a font issue because it looks like letter substitution rather than language. Either way ...
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Mythbuntu Database Backup - changing the number of backups saved

I would like to change the number of database backups saved from the default 5. I have already moved the mythtv-database script to /etc/cron.daily and it is creating a backup each day instead of ...
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Firmware copy when kernel updates

I have a mythbuntu 12.04 install using a hauppage 2250 tuner card, with each kernel update I have to manually copy the tuner card firmware to the new /lib/firmware/3.8.0-xx-generic folder. I have ...
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Why can I telnet to localhost but not via I.P [closed]

I have just installed MythTV (backend and frontend) on my Linx Mint 15 machine. I can successfully watch live TV via the frontend. I can telnet from that machine: telnet localhost 6543 ifconfig ...
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Recorded program doesn't show on “Watch Recordings”

I recorded a program (from antenna) last night. The show recorded, but it isn't listed under Media Library / Watch Recordings. It is listed under Manage Recordings/ Previously Recorded. It is in ...
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Mythubuntu: Integrate mythubuntu in xbmc and time programming

I have 2 questions about Mythubuntu: How can i integrade Mythubuntu (for watching live tv & record it) in xbmc? Do i have to install mythubuntu first, and then install xbmc? Or is there a ...
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How do I fix the WinTV Nova-T-500 mt2060 i2c write error?

I have a pc running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with two PCI WinTV Nova T 500 tuner cards. Every so often they will fail and require a reboot. When they fail, you get tons of this in syslog: mt2060 I2C write ...
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MythTV cannot connect to database

I'm new to Ubuntu, just installed Mythbuntu 12.04.3 (64-bit) from an iso (single fontend/backend combo). Seemed to instal fine, rebooted my machine only to find I was faced with a screen asking for ...
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How to get Mythtv to use TMDB version 3 api

As of today, TMDB dropped support for their version 2.1 api, which is where (mythvideo, at least) is grabbing their data. How do we set the Ubuntu version of mythtv (0.25) up to use the version 3 ...
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MCE Remote no response with MythTV or irw

I've installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 on a new ASUS H87I Plus I5, MythTV works fine but I'm unable to get a (Pinicale)PCTV MCE remote to work. I have the same Mythbuntu running on an old Dell Optiplex ...
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Cant find 7Zip after installation Mythbuntu

I installed 7Zip through web but cant find it in the menue nor anywhere else. What goes wrong? Greets Tom
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Mythtv backend configuration. Can't add myself as root user

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. I received the following messages: Message 1: You must be a member of the "mythtv" group before starting any mythtv applications. Would you like to ...
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how to use mythlink.pl

I have been trying to understand how to use mythlink.pl. I would like the mythtv recordings to have a readable title. I have read several articles and posts on different forums, but I still do not ...
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Ceton Infiniti PCIe cable card doesn't show up after driver install

I've searched the forums and still wasn't able to find an answer to my issue. The card just refuses to come up no matter what I do. I don't see it under /dev or with ifconfig. Here is some info on ...
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Install of Mythbuntu steps docs

Is there a written (TXT) step by step on install of Mythbuntu that a newbie can follow easily?
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12.04 Hauppauge HDP VR LIRC Repeating keys

I have searched and read for months, every article I can find on this subject. All seems correct, only button presses from the remote repeat 2-4 times while controlling MythTV. I have tried repeat=0 ...
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Mythbuntu initial setup cannt connect to server

I'm really new to linux, and I just installed mythbuntu to a standalone pc, it's all installed ok and I've logged on, and started the setup but I'm having issues. I select language ok, the next screen ...
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Troubleshooting KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Tuner Stick

I am having trouble getting my USB TV tuner stick to work in Ubuntu. It's a KWorld UB435-Q. It won't detect in MythTV or Kaffeine. I have tried over and over through the command line to install the ...
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Are any Zotac Zboxs suitable as HTPC / media centres?

Are any Zotac Zboxes suitable as HTPC / media centres? I'm after a fanless HTPC client in the living room to work with my MythTV server in my home office. I like the small compact form factor of the ...
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Suitable Shuttle models for HTPC / media centre

Are any Shuttle models suited as Ubuntu based HTPC / media centre clients? I'm after a compact fanless HTPC for the living room to work with a media server (currently running MythTV) in my home ...
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MythTV Backend Setup doesn't work after upgraded to Ubuntu13.04

After I have upgraded my notebook from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, the MythTV Backend Setup doesn't work. It shows a warning in the Terminal: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: ...
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Reusing old pc as pvr

have old pc, not connected to net. Want to convert to standalone pvr. Any advice please? Its an Acer Aspire x3300.
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mythbuntu-control-centre fails to run on Xubuntu 13.04

When mythbuntu-control-centre is installed on Xubuntu 13.04, it generates the following error immediately after it is executed from the command line: **royg@MythTV:~$ mythbuntu-control-centre ...
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Mythbuntu restore : how to find out database password?

I recently decided to reinstall my Mythbuntu system, as it had been upgraded in phases from version 10.x and was throwing up fairly frequent errors. The situation as was: Mythbuntu 12.something, ...
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How do I get Mythbuntu to detect my satellite box?

Background: I have a TechniSat SkyStar USB HD DVB-S2 Digital Satellite USB Box, a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04, and I would like Myth to use the satellite box. My immediate problem is that the ...
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Resolution changes if TV is restarted

I have MythTV connected to flat panel TV by HDMI. The resolution is correct only if the startup sequence is: TV on, then start the MythTV computer. With this sequence the resolution is 1280x720, ...
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can't scan videos with mythbuntu 12.04.2 + updates

I'm in the process of updating my system. Have been using Mythdora prior, so new to Mythbuntu. I installed mythbuntu 12.04.2 desktop amd64 and let it update during the install. The default path for ...
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Every time I start Mythbuntu the xfce menu shows, I have to restart MythTV to get it full screen

I'm running an up-to-date (I did an apt-get upgrade last night) Mythbuntu install (myth 0.26) as a combined backend/frontend. Every night I shut down the machine and turn it back on in the morning. I ...
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default passwords for mythbuntu

I have downloaded and installed mythbuntu. Very clean process. I now need to install shepherd for Australian EPG. When I wget 'http://www.whuffy.com/shepherd/shepherd' it loads the file to my user ...
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MythTV in dmesg though it is not installed

dmesg shows stranges massages. Last year I tried mythtv but it didn't work for me and thus I removed it again. Today I saw that dmesg shows this messages: [ 16.047679] init: mythtv-backend main ...
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Any software to run Tv tuner USB in Ubuntu 12.04..? If anyone know about it then please suggest me [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software is available to use TV tuner card? I have use Intex TV Tuner USB. I want software to use it on Ubuntu 12.04 .Can anyone know about it? Please suggest me.
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MythTV Backend Setup Guide Ubuntu Server 12.10

I have tried a handful of guides for installation, but I can't seem to get any of them to work. My ideal solution would be mythtv-backend running on Ubuntu Server connecting to the cmyth pvr plugin ...
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Broken Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu

How do you fix a completely blank screen when using Gnome-Shell on Mythbuntu 12.04? I installed Mythbuntu on a vanilla Dell Inspiron 660s desktop connected to an HDMI monitor, and most everything ...
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What are the differences between Mythbuntu and MythTV?

I've heard about both, however I've never been able to distinguish how they are distinct, Mythbuntu as I see it is used as a Desktop environment, whereas MythTV seems to be installed on a TV itself ...
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mythtv backend package build options

I would like to know if the MythUbuntu mythtv backend 0.25 (12.04) was built with --enable-libx264 or --enable-libmp3lame options. These options are needed to use the torc ios app and probably also ...
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How to recover from bad mythtv frontend settings

I have screwed up my display settings and now when frontend starts the display is HUGE so that only part of each menu is visible and the screen is not scrollable. Is there a file to delete, or ...
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Mythtv 0.25 rescan for videos

I have been searching for instructions regarding rescanning the /var/lib/mythtv/video folder. Most instructions are dated and reference older mythtv versions. Some note that mythvideo has been 'pulled ...
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How do I resolve “No JSON object could be decoded” on mythbuntu live CD?

I have been running a MythTV frontend on my laptop for some time against a MythTV backend installed in Linux Mint 12 on another computer, and everything works fine. Now, I'm trying out the Mythbuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, xbmc, opengl, intel motherboard

I've got an HTPC that I built myself, with a Asus P5G41T-M Motherboard. It's got an on-board HDMI port, and I've been using that with no problems. I started out with Mythbuntu ( an older version ), ...
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Is there a Mythbuntu ten-foot interface for accessing a remote desktop?

I'm interested in using a Mythbuntu machine to view a remote desktop on my television, but all of the advice I've seen is about accessing Mythtv remotely, not the other way around. I'm specifically ...
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After updating Mythbuntu to 0.26 I receive MythBackend.php errors

I have Mythbuntu 12.04 installed. I did change the repositories in Mythbuntu CC to 0.26 and then ran apt-get update & upgrade. Ever since, I have the following errors whenever I access MythWeb: ...