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You're requesting to watch TV with VLC - well it is possible. See this answer. TV with VLC Else some illustrations of the other applications: TV with Me-TV TV with Kaffeine


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Me TV is a pretty decent under-appreciated application for DVB-* devices. Has an EPG, even recording facilities. Much, much lighter than MythTV. sudo apt-get install me-tv


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You could always use mplayer : mplayer -fs dvb://[card_number@]channel The -fs flag enables full screen mode.


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MythTV can also be configured to run in a window. In the MythTV Frontend, go to Setup > Appearance and the first screen should look similar to the screen below. You can set the size of the menu here, and also if you want the playback to use the same size area. Setting the window border option will add or remove the window border, and setting fixed window ...


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There is also Gnome's own DVB Daemon. As its name suggests it sits behind the scenes allowing applications to leverage its power. There is a Totem plugin that allows you to use it (though I haven't tested a recent version so I don't quite know how good it is). sudo apt-get install totem-plugins-dvb-daemon That will get all the dependencies too.


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You might be interested in Mythbuntu which has MythTV integrated into Ubuntu. As for hardware have a look at the Requirements list. I hope this assists in your adventures for a TV Computer machine.


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The Mythbuntu team provides updated MythTV versions though the MythTV-Updates repository for Ubuntu (and by extension all Ubuntu derivatives). This can be done by adding the Mythbuntu-repos package that is available here.


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How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 and MythTV client on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop and use it using WiFi? I did this because the upgrade from 11.04 bricked the laptop. Note that the partitions on the Lenovo standard disk were already in place for this installation. Also note that my LAN is setup for fixed IP addresses. Downloaded and burned 11.10 ...


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Install the necessary prerequisites. You have the following 2 options: If you already have a DHCP server on your network do the following: sudo apt-get install mythbuntu-diskless-server tftpd-hpa If you do not have a DHCP server on your network do the following sudo apt-get install mythbuntu-diskless-server-standalone tftpd-hpa Edit the tftp ...


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dpkg --get-selections should return nothing for packages that are not installed. The fact that it is returning something is a symptom that there are parts of the package that have not been removed. If you try --list instead of --get-selections, you'll see the reason why the package is not fully removed. In your case, you should see rc near mythtv-backend, ...


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How are Mythbuntu and MythTV related and what are their major differences? Mythbuntu is the official operating system based on Ubuntu. MythTV is software that acts like a PVR (personal video recording) system. It is not limited to Ubuntu but can be used on Fedora called MythDora. What are the definitions of a frontend and backend in the case of ...


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The way we do the repos is by MythTV major version number, and the command to add it would be apt-add-repository ppa:mythbuntu/<MythTV Version number> So for 0.26 it would be apt-add-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.26 Note that any point releases (such as 0.26.1) would still be the 0.26 version.


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You can get it to work: Back up /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Movie/tmdb.py Grab the updated version of tmdb3.py from: https://raw.github.com/MythTV/mythtv/983bb0e4353d361f6c54f0de0c0db683b8d3be1d/mythtv/programs/scripts/metadata/Movie/tmdb3.py Save it, overwriting /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Movie/tmdb.py Delete ~/.mythtv/pytmdb3.cache to clear out old values ...


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Early versions allowed blank root password. Newer versions set root password to the main user login password during the install.


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Install compizconfig-settings-manager using the following command. sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it? Go to Ubuntu Unity plugin and set the option for Hide launcher to auto-hide. Then, go to Workarounds and check the box for the option Legacy Fullscreen Support. This ...


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For Ubuntu precise (12.04), raring (13.04), saucy (13.10), trusty (14.04) use version 0.27: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.27 For Ubuntu precise (12.04), quantal (12.10), raring (13.04) and version 0.26: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.26 For Ubuntu lucid (10.04), natty (11.04), oneiric (11.10), precise (12.04), quantal (12.10) and ...


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Here's a working combination I found: MediaTomb as the server (package mediatomb). I think almost any of the available uPnP servers should work but this is the one that was working when I found a client. For clients I used Totem (for video) and Rhythmbox (for audio). I had to install and enable plugins for each of these to be used as a client. The ...


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Three options for you, ranging from manual-but-easy to manual-and-need-a-doctorate (in that progression). 1. Don't use DHCP. Allocate a static IP in your router (so it doesn't give that IP to another device) and then configure Ubuntu to use that static address. You can do that either with Network Manager (if you're using that) or by editing ...


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If the xrand -q answer works, could you create a script to run that and bind it to a hotkey combination? Not a great solution, but it might work as a bandaid. Turn on the TV, hit the key combo, video comes up.


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I would say that Mythbuntu is the most straightforward way to get MythTV and a full desktop environment, as it already comes with the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Straight from the source: Mythbuntu uses the XFCE desktop. All unnecessary standard Ubuntu applications such as LibreOffice, Evolution, and a full Gnome desktop are not installed in a ...


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You could do it by using the command-line notification tools. Install the package 'libnotify-bin' on all of the systems on your network, which provides a tool called 'notify-send'. Install the ssh server on all the systems on your network and make sure they are configured to allow passwordless ssh logins (see ...


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For 11.04 and newer Use compizconfig-settings-manager sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager from a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T), then run it from the dash, just open dash and type ccsm and then goto the Unity plugin and in there you can choose panel opacity to 0. It's the best I can suggest without disabling compiz, and therefore unity. How can I ...


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CCSM -> Workarounds -> Legacy Full Screen Suppot. Restart mythfrontend fixed


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The most common reasons for MythTV tuning issues are: You didn't go though all the steps in mythtv-setup (specifically steps 2, 3, and 4). These 3 steps define the tuner, data, and then connect the tuner to the data. All 3 of these steps are required. You set your tuner to use multiplexing (number of recordings > 1) and it doesn't support multiplexing. ...


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Although I am not yet running Ubuntu, I just had a similar problem with HDMI audio (analog audio worked fine) on my system (F17/KDE, Asus P8Z77-V, i5 CPU with HD4000 graphics, Panasonic TV), so I wish to share my findings: Googling the problem bought me here, prompting to install mythtv (0.25.2). There at the advanced audio settings forcing the audio device ...


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I have 3 DVB cards and I was seeing zero byte recordings (no system freeze though). I fixed it by adding the vmalloc=192M kernel parameter to the grub command line that boots the system. See this thread for some discussion on it.


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I had a similar problem with a windows media center remote. X was picking up the remote as well as mythtv. If you are having the same problem, you have two choices: 1) Tell X to ignore your remote control. 2) Remove the arrow keys from the lirc mapping for mythtv so that X controls the arrow keys and lirc controls the rest. Unfortunately, I've forgotten ...


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mythnuv2mkv allows you to convert any .nuv to other standard formats with the ability to look in imdb for titles and other information about the files. I have not personally used it but it sounds very easy to use and the necessary tools (other than the script) are available for Ubuntu: mythtranscode - mythtv-transcode-utils (multiverse) perl - perl (main) ...


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Here's a solution I found, and it's nearly perfect: there's a standard MythTV script called mythlink.pl, which is able to create human-readable links to all recording files: mythlink.pl --link /mnt/pretty --format '%T/%T%-%S' after the script created the links, I can use cp --dereference or, even better, Midnight Commander, to copy any files I want ...


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If you just need to show filenames in a human-readable format, without reconverting or copying them, you can get it and saving disk-space using the virtual filesystem MythVFS which can be installed via sudo apt-get install mythtvfs Just "mount" a virtual filesystem by configuring it in /etc/fstab and you'll see all your recording files with title, date, ...



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