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MythTV is a project aiming to create a homebrew set-top box. The end goal is to have a nice interface for watching TV, recording shows, listening to music, etc., all displayed on a TV and controlled by a remote. Also video streaming.

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0.28.0 (April 11, 2016)

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Release Notes - 0.28

Key New Features
WebFrontend. The web interface that uses the webserver built-in the backend (no configuration required.) As of 2016-02-12, MythWeb is still available as WebFrontend is not feature complete to replace MythWeb.
Major Changes
Major UPnP overhaul The UPnP code has seen major changes, improved browsing modes, more metadata, artwork for all media, strict UPnP (2014) and DLNA compliance and support for additional UPnP features. (Note: Client support for additional metadata varies. Client behaviour depends on UPnP compliance.)
The cardinput table is no longer used, data has moved to capturecard [3e8bd6b]
MythMusic now uses storage groups you just have to tell the master or a slave backend where your music is located and all frontends will have access to it (no need to mount it using NFS or Cifs).
MythMusic Lyrics View MythMusic can now search for the lyrics for the currently playing track.
Updated MythMusic Radio Stream List MythMusic now downloads from our server an updated list of over 31000 radio streams from all around the world.
MythZoneMinder popup notifications on alarms Shows a live view of the alarmed camera in a popup window.
Replacement Gallery using MythUI & storage groups Backend manages images in Storage Group and supports multiple frontends/service clients
Add VBox TV Gateway support [a3eb10d0] See VBox.
Add H.265 (HEVC) and VP9 support.
Using FFmpeg 3.0
Prerequisite Changes
Added support libraries/prerequisites
Qt version 5.2 (or later.) [f5724c6] Announcement. See: #12558!
Exiv2 image tag reader package/library
taglib version to 1.7 (version 1.8 or higher is recommended, but MythTV will compile with 1.7)
libcec version is raised from 1.5 to 1.7
libsystemd-daemon-dev for sd_notify(), see [229bca1] (only needed if sd_notify is to be used.)
Removed support libraries/prerequisites
Special Notices & Instructions
Data Migration: 0.28 will only support direct upgrades from 0.22 or higher. If you are running an older version, you will need to upgrade to 0.22, 0.23 or 0.24 then upgrade to 0.28.
As always, backup your database before upgrading, see this.
Those that have IPTV recorders and updated to master before the fixes applied in #12605 may need to delete and recreate their IPTV recorders.
Services API developers/users should review: API Parameters 0.28. Significant changes have been made to the API since 0.27.
Users running backend(s) on a system using a http proxy, and using a Ceton tuner, may need to modify their proxy configuration to bypass the proxy for the Ceton tuner (i.e. no_proxy="") #12067
Use correct mimetypes and extensions for MPEG2 PS/TS (could affect scripts/tools that expect filenames ending in .mpg) [7bf6bb1]
In order by sanely backup .mythtv directories, cache and temporary entries have been moved per the following table. Details: [85b2d6d]
Cache and temporary directory name changes
Add new Storage Groups named Music and MusicArt with proper directories.
mythAnyProgram's --nologserver option has been renamed --disable-mythlogserver. In almost all cases, it isn't required. See Mythlogserver.
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It's the best. I have been using it since Sept-Oct 2003 (IIRC it used to be 0.17 then) and I have no problem at all with this piece of software.

Posted September 16, 2006 by pappukanghi. Tool version 0.20 using OS Linux
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I've heard about MythTV for so long and was dying to try it out. My current desktop is not the quickest (800 mhz PIII) so I decided to get a capture card that would do mpeg2 encoding on the fly (doesn't kill the CPU). I wound up getting the Hauppauge WinTV PVR350 card. I tried installing via KnoppMyth but had some problems. I heard good things regarding Jarod Wilsons fedora2 how-to decided to give it a shot. It installed without any major issues. MythTV is great. I can do what tivo does (record a live show, pause a live show, schedule recordings) and much more. You can rip CD's and DVD's, browse internet sites, read RSS newsfeeds, manage your system remotely (schedule shows & delete programs) and play old school video games via xmame. If you have a DVD burner you also burn your recordings. Another great thing is that because it runs on linux it supports all the different codecs. MythTV simply rocks!
I plan on building a dedicated MythTV box very soon for my home entertainment system using a mini-atx box.

Posted October 29, 2004 by Nigel_Tufnel. Tool version 0.16 using OS Linux
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: Jarod Wilsons Fedora2 How-To: MythTV install manual: KnoppMyth website & forum:

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