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

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Migrating to Mythbuntu 16.04

I am currently using Mythbuntu 14.04 and want to upgrade, but I need to change partition layout, so I need to do a clean installation. However, I want to retain the recorded programs. 14.04 is using ...
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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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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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How stop RGB pixels of value (2,2,2) being transparent on VDPAU playback?

If I have selected a VDPAU playback profile in Mythfrontend's playback settings, and play or pause something, switch to e.g. web browser, RGB color (2,2,2) is effectively transparent and shows the ...
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trying to get mythmote to work on mythbuntu

I know I need to change to a static ip address but every way I find won't work.I found instructions to use gui but I don't have the icon that's used and I tried the command line but "cd/etc/network" ...
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Absent frontend0 with USB DVBSky S960/S860 - driver bug?

I was pleased to upgrade, today, to Ubuntu 15.04 and to get a 3.19 kernel because the Linux TV Wiki suggests that, from kernel version 3.18 onwards, my "Mystique SaTiX-S2 Sky V2 USB (DVBSKY S960 ...
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MythBuntu in VirtualBox with HDHomeRun Prime and Xfinity

Over the last week, I have installed about a half-dozen different Ubuntu/MythTV configurations in VirtualBox. Today I tried MythBuntu, but I keep getting the same results. When I try to tune to any ...
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Mythubuntu: Mythfilldatabase/mythcontext troublems

When starting FE, it's complaining about Could not connect to BE, mythcontext[...] When running mythfilldatabase I get 2016-02-18 16:04:53.127900 I MythCoreContext: Connecting to backend server: ...
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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 you make MythWeb to use SSL connection and use proper authentication?

I want to use MythWeb outside local network. I have configured a global hostname for my router already. Now I suppose I need to create a certificate. There is an article about it here, but how do you ...
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Mythfrontend fails to play video using VDPAU playback profile in some cases

I can reproduce the problem in Xubuntu 15.10 when running Chrome - that is setup to use hardware acceleration in advanced settings - and simultaneously try to play a recording by mythfrontend that is ...
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How can I add a tv tuner card to insmod?

I have a DNTV Duel Hybrid (http://www.digitalnow.com.au/product_pages/Dual7164.html) that I want to run under Ubuntu (currently trying 14.04) with mythtv and kidi. I believe (from other posts I have ...
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mythTV Help/Question or info with kodi or mythbuntu on Ubunto 15.10?

Hi ery1 I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, hoping someone had any knowledge/info on adding mythTV to Kodi. It seemed like i installed mythTV via terminal as instructed from several sites like sudo apt-get ...
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Why is MythTV package in multiverse?

MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. — MythTV.org So doesn't that mean it should be listed under Universe? ...
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15.04 suspend script not running and needs sudo privilege for modprobe MythTV

I'm running 15.04 along with MythTV. The computer can suspend but freezes on resume. I've traced this down to a problem with mythbackend and module saa7164. I've written a script that I can ...
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Where are the mythtv-setup backend start/stop scripts in 15.04

According to https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Setup_General#Backend_Control, ubuntu supplies scripts to start and stop the backend, ignoring the setting in mythtv-setup. Where are those scripts? On my ...
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Help with Kworld UB435-Q V3 on Mythbuntu 14.04.2

I have very little experience with Linux but decided to build a PVR just for fun. I'm using an old Dell 390 workstation and have Mythbuntu up and running. I bought a Kworld UB435-Q tv tuner (because ...
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Is there a transcoding script for Mythbuntu recordings to mp4/mkv etc?

The scripts listed on the mythtv wiki for seamlessly transcoding live TV recordings to a compressed format such as mp4 no longer seem to work with mythtv 0.27 or later. There is also the issue of ...
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Howdo I get Mythfrontend to populatate the TV line-up?

I reinstalled MythTV on Ubuntu 14.04 using the Mythbuntu Conrol Center. The MythTV version installed is 27.05. I checked my installation several times with ...
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MythTV frontend not starting

I'm in the process of setting up (the first) remote frontend for a new MythTV installation on Ubuntu 15.04. The backend is up and running, channel scans were successful, etc. However, when I try to ...
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MythTV backend on a Synology

Is it possible to run a MythTV backend on a Synology NAS DS214+? My thoughts: if you use an external tuner (USB tuner, like Anysee or network tuner like the HD Homerun), processor power and memory is ...
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Mythbuntu: Fan Art appearing behind Watch Recordings List

I'm running Mythbuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-48-generic x86_64). I'm not quite ready for 14.04 (ie, haven't got the half day to upgrade then iron out little quirks). I recently did an upgrade ...
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Error in `mythfilldatabase' when running MythTv-Setup

I have installed MythTv using apt-get install mythtv and when I run mythtv-setup I get *** Error in `mythfilldatabase': realloc(): invalid pointer: 0x00007fd49cc96840 *** Aborted How do I fix ...
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Incomplete recordings 14.04.01

My recordings are shutting down before the end of schedule for the program. All channels seem to be the same. A single recording without a preceding or following program has the problem. My ...
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MythTV could not connect to the database

I have downloaded the backend and front end of mythtv for 14.04 but when I open up the backend to configure I get a screen to select country then on the next page I get: MythTV could not connect to ...
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Problem installing PCTV triplestick 292e

I'm running Mythbuntu 14.04. I've had two PCTV 290 usb tuners working just fine for a while in the same box. I had to replace one recently and ended up with a 292e. The 292e is supported in kernel ...
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Support for Kworld UB435-Q V3 TV Stick

My first question here... Also new to the Linux world... Anyways here it is. I am trying to setup a small Home Theatre PC, based on Ubuntu (14.04), where I'm planning to run MythTV. I've chosen the ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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How to stop Mythbuntu (Mythtv 0.27) running out of free disk space?

Previous mythtv versions had an option under the front end TV settings setup to control the amount of free hard disk space the system should maintain. I cannot find that setting in 0.27 and the ...
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Help installing mythtv

Need some help trying to install mythtv. I have installed it from the Ubuntu software center but every time i click on the mythtv back end it just gets stuck in a loop. when i try to login to mysql ...
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Tuning in Satellite Channels on Mythbuntu

I have recently set up a Mythtv system using Mythbuntu. It receives Satellite via a WinTV Nova S2-HD Card which I connected to my Satellite pointing at Astra 28.2E. I have set up the card in MythTV, ...
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Xbmc PVR error, trying to enable IPTV

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 64 bit, latest Beta version of xbmc, aka Kodi. Latest version of Mythtv installed. Xbmc's mythtv addon installed, aka mythbox. Still I'm seeing this error How to fix it? ...
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How do I Install MythTV on a Lenovo S12 with wireless?

How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 and MythTV client on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop and use it using WiFi?
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Unable to connect to local network after deleting everything in /var/log

I'm using MythTV and MythWeb has suddenly stopped working. When I try to connect, my web browser reports: Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.1.100. I ...
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DVB adapter under kernel 3.13.0-35 and above

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.1 server with a MythTV backend server and a Digital Devices DVB adapter. The server has been working fine, but if I upgrade the kernel from 3.13.0-34 to 3.13.0-35/3.13.0-36 my ...
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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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Is this PCI analog TV card compatible with Ubuntu/Mythbuntu, KW-PC134-A?

Ask this question to the sellers directly in my country is a waste of time. Will this card work with Ubuntu? (assume 13.XX/14.XX)
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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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PVR Software Install on Ubuntu 14.04

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and would like to get MythTV or VDR working. I used the Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager to install the software but I have not been able ...
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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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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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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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Surround Sound and Video Setup

Ok. We're trying (really hard) to port from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu to be exact) Problem is... I just doesn't work as good as a Windows Box... The box is to function as a media centre and all ...
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How do I export recordings in Mythbuntu?

I would like to copy all recordings of a certain show to a folder so I can transfer them to another computer and watch them "offline". MythTV stores all recordings in a single folder in files titled ...
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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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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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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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How can i install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to figure out the easy way to install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04. I want to use xbmc as front end and mythtv 0.25 It will not work right?
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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 ...