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[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].
 
[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].
  
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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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 the Misc category of System Packages. Once MythTV is installed, an entry should be added to the Multimedia section of the application menu of your desktop.
  
'''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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===Running MythTV for the First Time===
  
===Configuring MythTV for Multiple Systems===
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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 the superuser password in order to configure MythTV, as shown in Figure 8.3a:
  
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. To do so, open a command prompt on the system that has MythTV installed, become the superuser and issue the following commands:
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'''Figure 8.3a: Starting MythTV for the First Time'''
  
'''mysql -u root mythconverg'''
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[[File:myth.png]]
mysql> '''grant all on mythconverg.* to mythtv@"192.168.1.%" identified by "mythtv";'''
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mysql> '''flush privileges;'''
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mysql> '''quit;'''
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'''/usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server restart'''
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This example will allow any computer on the 192.168.1.x network to access the MythTV database--modify to suit the IP address of your network.
 
  
 
===Additional Resources===
 
===Additional Resources===
  
 
[http://www.mythtv.org/docs/ MythTV Documentation]
 
[http://www.mythtv.org/docs/ MythTV Documentation]

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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 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 System Packages tab of System Manager. You'll find MythTV under the Misc category of System Packages. Once MythTV is installed, an entry should be added to the Multimedia section of the application menu of your desktop.

Running MythTV for the First Time

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 the superuser password in order to configure MythTV, as shown in Figure 8.3a:

Figure 8.3a: Starting MythTV for the First Time

File:Myth.png


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