Yes, for those of you that don’t know it yet, you can build your own DVR and finally escape those monthly fees. Mythbuntu comes with Myth TV pre-installed, its purpose is to simplify Myth TV’s installation, which can get complicated for the average user.
All you need is an old computer and a fantastic free software named Mythbuntu, and you will be on your way to having the best DVR system ever imagined! Mythbuntu is basically a Ubuntu Linux distribution specially configured to act as a standalone DVR.
The question is, how simple would it be to get it installed and working?
First, just as the official wiki on Myth TV site says, Myth TV is not for everyone.
Simple, it runs on Ubuntu Linux and if you are familiar with Ubuntu you know that in general, hardware works right from the start without the need to look for drivers.
And if that wasn’t a good enough reason to build one, here are some more: It will allow you to burn your recordings to DVDs, it will include a jukebox to store and play all your music, it will allow you to rip CDs and DVDs, includes a Photo Gallery utility, includes emulators for your favorite game consoles, includes a web browser, displays the weather and the news, it will stream over-the-air cable or satellite programs just like you would with a Slingbox. So why did I choose Mythbuntu over all other PVR software?
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Naturally, setting it up takes lots of passion, time and resources, which I cannot provide you right now, as my TV experience is rather limited.
Building a great multimedia library takes effort and dedication.
(using Fedora 13 x64) I am unable to compile the kernel module for virtualbox (closed source edition) I need USB support in my virtual machines.