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Practical MythTV

Building a PVR and Media Center PC

Authors: Still, Michael, Smith, Stewart

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  • Installing MythTV is the perfect weekend DIY project for both hobbyists and programmers. This is the guide they’ll need to ensure success
  • This book covers both the hardware and software issues that must be decided to install and run MythTV
  • Basic (setup, installation, recording) and advanced (VOIP, themes, plugins) issues are thoroughly addressed
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About this book

MythTV is a powerful open source personal video recorder (PVR) application that runs on Linux. Developed for several years by volunteers, it offers a stable and extensible platform for automating all of the things you would expect from a PVR, and much more.

Practical MythTV: Building a PVR and Media Center PC takes a project-based approach to implementing your own MythTV setup. You get to pick and choose the functionality you want to install for your PVR, and will learn the details of everything from selecting hardware to advanced customization.

You will learn how to record your favorite television shows, store your DVDs for later playback, create a music library out of your CD collection, and even use your PVR for voiceover IP. Your PVR wouldn't be complete without a remote control or the ability to play back content to other TVs in your home. You'll learn how to do both of these things in this book. You'll even learn to how to utilize your Xbox as a remote front-end to play back content.

Beyond these basics, you will learn advanced techniques like commercial detection and skipping, auto-expiring content, creating your own themes for MythTV, and utilizing plug-ins to do things like display weather conditions, RSS feeds, and photo slide shows.

About the authors

Michael Still released his first open source project in July 2000 and has been actively developing ever since. He has had a variety of articles published by IBM DeveloperWorks, and once made a tux out of fairy lights! He is the author of The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick (Apress, 2005). Michael grew up in Canberra, Australia, and now works for Google and lives in the Silicon Valley with his wife and two kids. Michael is a past committee member of AUUG, Linux Australia, and the linux.conf.au 2005 committee.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0373-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-779-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical MythTV
Book Subtitle
Building a PVR and Media Center PC
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael Still and Stewart Smith
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0373-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0373-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-779-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
384
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