About This Guide

About MythTV

MythTV is an open source media centre application which runs on the Linux operating system. It is similar to to TiVo and Sky+ in that it records TV from a tuner card onto the hard disk of a PC. It uses TV listings data to schedule recordings allowing it to automatically record whole series.

There are a wide range of plugins available to extend the functionality. Features available are:

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an open source, linux-based operating system. It makes MythTV very easy to install, along with all the required multimedia applications and codecs. Plus, it will allow your media centre to function as a powerful desktop PC. Here are a number of the features available:

About the Author

Garry Parker has been using and writing about MythTV since 2004. He has worked on a number of projects related to MythTV and Ubuntu; commercial, community and university based. He vents his artistic talents through his satirical side project, Ubuntu Satanic Edition.

Contact Information

If you'd like to give feedback on anything on this site, email Garry directly.