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[[File:myth1.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 9.4a: MythTV Configuration GUI''']]
  
[http://mythtv.org MythTV] is an open source software digital video recorder (DVR) that is an alternative to Tivo or Windows Media Center. It allows you to pause and rewind live TV shows, skip commercials, schedule TV show recordings, and control a settop box using an infrared remote or firewire. In order to use MythTV, you will need a video capture card. Hardware requirements are described on the [http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hardware_Requirements MythTV Wiki].
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{{citelink|url=http://mythtv.org|txt=MythTV}} is an open source software digital video recorder (DVR) that is an alternative to Tivo or Windows Media Center. It allows you to pause and rewind live TV shows, skip commercials, schedule TV show recordings, and control a {{citelink|wp|url=Set-top_box|txt=set-top box}} using an infrared remote or firewire. In order to use MythTV, you will need a video capture card. Hardware requirements are described on the {{citelink|url=http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hardware_Requirements|txt=MythTV Wiki}}.
  
During the installation of PC-BSD the installer provided an option to install MythTV. If you wish to install MythTV afterwards, use the  [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/System_Manager#Install.2FUninstall_Desktops_and_System_Components System Packages tab of System Manager]. You'll find MythTV under Misc.
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{{note|width=48.5%|icon64=in PC-BSD®, '''webcamd''' is used to provide the drivers for video capture cards. This is enabled by default, meaning any devices supported by {{citelink|url=http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page|txt=Video for Linux}} should “just work”.}}
  
'''Note:''' if you have installed MythTV and don't have a MythTV desktop icon or entry in your window manager's Multimedia category, you can run '''mythtv-setup''' as the superuser to run the setup configuration and '''mythfrontend''' to access the MythTV frontend. Both of these programs open a graphical screen; however you will need to use your arrow keys instead of the mouse to access the GUI options.
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During the installation of PC-BSD® the installer provided an option to install MythTV. If you wish to install MythTV afterwards, use ''[[Control Panel]]'' ➜ [[Package Manager]] ➜ ''Misc''. Once MythTV is installed, an entry should be added to the "Multimedia" section of the application menu of your desktop. You can also run MythTV from the command line by typing '''/usr/local/share/pcbsd/scripts/mythtv.sh'''.
  
===Configuring MythTV for Multiple Systems===
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By default, only the computer running MythTV has access rights to the database that stores your configuration settings and recordings. If you wish to be able to access the MythTV database from other computers, you will need to change the database permissions.
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[[File:myth3.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 9.4b: MythTV Configuration Screen''']]
  
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The PC-BSD® version of MythTV provides an initialization script to properly setup the database backend used by MythTV. The first time you run MythTV, you will be prompted for your password in order to configure MythTV. After inputting your password, a console will temporarily open indicating that the MySQL service is starting and that the MySQL database is being created. Once that is complete, you will see the configuration GUI shown in Figure 9.4a.
  
[http://www.mythtv.org/docs/ MythTV Documentation]
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The initial screen will prompt you to select your "Country" and "Language". Once the desired options are highlighted, click the "Save" button. You should see the MythTV front-end screen shown in Figure 9.4b.
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Navigate to the configuration screen you wish to access, then press enter. To leave a screen, press ESC. To exit the front-end completely, press ESC from the main configuration menu.
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Chapters 10-12 of the {{citelink|url=http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc10|txt=MythTV Howto}} demonstrate the possible configurations and how to schedule recordings.<br>
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.mythtv.org/docs/|txt=MythTV Documentation}}
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Contents

Figure 9.4a: MythTV Configuration GUI

MythTV[1] is an open source software digital video recorder (DVR) that is an alternative to Tivo or Windows Media Center. It allows you to pause and rewind live TV shows, skip commercials, schedule TV show recordings, and control a set-top box[2] using an infrared remote or firewire. In order to use MythTV, you will need a video capture card. Hardware requirements are described on the MythTV Wiki[3].

NOTE: In PC-BSD®, webcamd is used to provide the drivers for video capture cards. This is enabled by default, meaning any devices supported by Video for Linux[4] should “just work”.

During the installation of PC-BSD® the installer provided an option to install MythTV. If you wish to install MythTV afterwards, use Control PanelPackage ManagerMisc. Once MythTV is installed, an entry should be added to the "Multimedia" section of the application menu of your desktop. You can also run MythTV from the command line by typing /usr/local/share/pcbsd/scripts/mythtv.sh.

Running MythTV for the First Time

Figure 9.4b: MythTV Configuration Screen

The PC-BSD® version of MythTV provides an initialization script to properly setup the database backend used by MythTV. The first time you run MythTV, you will be prompted for your password in order to configure MythTV. After inputting your password, a console will temporarily open indicating that the MySQL service is starting and that the MySQL database is being created. Once that is complete, you will see the configuration GUI shown in Figure 9.4a.

The initial screen will prompt you to select your "Country" and "Language". Once the desired options are highlighted, click the "Save" button. You should see the MythTV front-end screen shown in Figure 9.4b.

Navigate to the configuration screen you wish to access, then press enter. To leave a screen, press ESC. To exit the front-end completely, press ESC from the main configuration menu.

Chapters 10-12 of the MythTV Howto[5] demonstrate the possible configurations and how to schedule recordings.

Additional Resources


References


  1. http://mythtv.org
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set-top_box
  3. http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hardware_Requirements
  4. http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
  5. http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc10
  6. http://www.mythtv.org/docs/
  7. http://wiki.freebsd.org/WebcamCompat
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