How-to QuickStart with MythTV on Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid i386/amd64 GNU/Linux

May 22nd, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

MythTV QuickStart for Xubuntu Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with MythTV Media Software Center and Digital TV Watching on Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet i386/amd64 Linux+GNU Desktop.

We like to think of MythTV as the Ultimate Digital Video Recorder and Home Media Center hub.
Think of it as a Free and Open Source alternative to Windows Media Center or Tivo.

MythTV Main Features List:

  • Watch and record analog and/or digital TV, including HDTV.
  • Pause, skip, and rewind live TV shows.
  • Completely automatic commercial detection/skipping, with manual correction via an intuitive cutlist editor.
  • Intelligently schedules recordings to avoid conflicts.
  • Parental controls to keep your kids out of the good shows.
  • Watch and archive DVDs.
  • Listen to your digital music collection.
  • Schedule and administer many functions remotely via a web browser.
  • Flexible client/server architecture allows multiple frontend client machines to access content served by one or more backend servers

    (although the most common installation consists of a single computer running both the client and server together).
MythTV Digital TV Watching on Xubuntu Linux - Featured
  1. Open Ubuntu Software Center
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

     - Open Ubuntu Software Center

  2. Search for “mythtv”

    MythTV QuickStart for Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Linux - Searching MythTV

  3. Select & Install the MythTV Frontend Package

    MythTV QuickStart for Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Linux - Install MythTV Frontend

  4. If you have a Proprietary Graphics Card driver that needed to be installed

    • For Nvidia:
      sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
    • For ATI:
      sudo aticonfig --initial
  5. Find a Compatible USB Digital TV Tuner Card for MythTV

    MythTV Digital Tuner Card List
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