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

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What software is available to use TV tuner card?

I am looking for software programs to use my TV Tuner card in Ubuntu. I have mythTV installed and use it quite a bit. But I am looking for a program that can tune my tuner card in just a window, not ...
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MythTV GUI problems

I'm using MythTV to watch TV on my ubuntu computer and I'm having a problem with the resolution. It seems that the GUI resolution is matched with the channel resolution, so If I'm watching a HD ...
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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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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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Taskbars/Unity are visible in the MythTV frontend even when the frontend is fullscreen [closed]

When the MythTV frontend is full screen, the taskbars and/or Unity is still visible. How can I hide them?
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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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How do I update to the latest MythTV release?

I want to update to the latest MythTV release, but it isn't available in the Ubuntu repository. Where can I get it from?
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Is there a working uPnP client/server combo?

I have videos stored on one machine; I'd like to watch them on another machine. Both are running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit. So far I've tried MediaTomb, MythTV, and python-coherence. None of the clients ...
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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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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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I just installed Mythbuntu, what is the MySQL root password?

After installing Mythbuntu, I am unable to access MySQL as I don't remember setting a root password. What is the default password?
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Ubuntu as DVR, if the TV is off on boot, nothing will display when I turn the TV on. Suggestions?

I'm running 10.04 and mythtv as a home DVR. It's working beautifully, except for one thing. In order to save on energy usage I have the computer shut down if it's going to be idle for more than 15 ...
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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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How to convert an mpeg2 to a streamable or fragmented mp4?

I am trying to convert mythtv recorded mpg (mpeg2) files into streamable mp4 files. Converting to an mp4 is simple, however, the entire file must be converted first before it is usable. Even using ...
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Send OSD notification messages to all systems on a network

What I'm trying to do is send caller ID (CID) information from a system running Asterisk+FreePBX to all (3) MythTV frontend systems on my network. I'd like the CID information to pop-up over top of ...
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Unable to get wireless working, RT2800 PCI [1814:0601], rt2x00queue_write_tx_frame: Error [closed]

Partial noob here, wanted to try Mythbuntu to replace a dying Tivo, and am having problems with some of the basics. After a weekend of studying, I've learned a bit but I keep hitting dead ends I don't ...
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What is needed to use Ubuntu as a TV

I wish to occasionally use my ubuntu computer as a television. I am in the US and would like to watch over the air (HD)TV shows. The ideal situation would be the TV show in one window with some ...
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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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How do I set up network boot in Mythbuntu?

I would like to use MythTV frontend systems that have no local storage. How do I set them up to boot from a network drive (mythbuntu-diskless)?
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How do I use the Mythbuntu repository on a headless server?

I would like to set up my server to use the Mythbuntu repositories to keep MythTV more up to date than the version in the offical Ubuntu repositories. I know I can install mythbuntu-control-centre on ...
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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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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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Does the TV Tuner Terratec T1 work well?

I'm planning to buy Terratec T1 TV tuner and i'd like to know if it works on ubuntu "out-of-the-box" meaning that there is no need to recompile kernel or doing advanced installatons. Has any1 tested ...
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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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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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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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MythTV lost recordings - “No recordings available” and no recording rules either

I have a c.6 year old mythtv database. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04. This brought a MythTV upgrade from 0.24 to 0.25, which went well. Today, all my recordings have disappeared. ...
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Deinterlace Mythbuntu 0.24.1 [closed]

Mythbuntu 0.24.1 I don't have a Deinterlacing option like shown here: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Deinterlacing Is it moved? My picture is top & bottom. When paused, it looks correct. Going ...
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How can I configure Mythbuntu 11.10 to wait for a DCHP lease before completing boot and starting network dependent apps?

I have a clean install of Mythbuntu 11.10 acting as a frontend only. It is networked using eth0 and I have a router acting as a DHCP server on the same subnet. The frontend boots and automatically ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why can't mythtv backend see my HDHomeRun tuner?

Ran a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04.1 32bit. Went through the backend setup and was able to see my HDHomeRun Prime (HDHR3) device, scan, and detect channels. Cannot get to live TV on frontend. ...
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Mythtv what is causing empty (0 kb) recordings

Does anyone have the same problem or an answer to what is causing empty recordings in mythtv? It also freezes up the backend when it occurs and a reboot seems to be the only thing to help. This ...
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Intermittent Buzz / HDMI Audio

I have a HTPC with a ASUS P7H57D-V EVO motherboard and an i5 processor/GPU. I am using HDMI audio out to a Panasonic TV. HTPC is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with MythTV 0.25. In most applications I get ...
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How do I get a UDTT704D USB tv tuner working?

I am a new Linux user. I have an UDTT704D USB TV tuner but I can't watch TV on my Ubuntu install. I have tried several different viewers like Kaffeine and MythTV but they don't identify my tuner. ...
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Remote control direction keys repeat twice in MythTV

I have a gray Hauppauge remote control that I have mostly working with MythTV (Mythbuntu 11.10). The only remaining problem is that if I press the Up, Down, Left, or Right buttons on the remote, the ...
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Where is the Video Manager in MythTV?

I can no longer find the Video Manager in new versions of MythTV. Where did it go?
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MythTV gives an error when selecting “Watch TV”

I've set up MythTV for watching TV. I've configured the back end. I have a TV tuner, and a table of frequencies. But when you start the front end and make the transition to the item "Watch TV", it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...