How-to Install MythTv Linux Mint 18.1 Easy Guide

July 31st, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Install MythTv Linux Mint 18.1

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install MythTv Linux Mint 18.1 32/64bit GNU Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

Because MythTV is an 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.

Finally the MythTV Features are:

  • 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).
How-to Install MythTv Linux Mint 18.1 - Featured
  1. First Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install MythTv Linux Mint 18.1 - Open Terminal
  2. Then to Install MythTv Front End for Linux Mint

    sudo apt install mythtv-frontend

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    On the Terminal Output check for others Suggested components…

  3. If you have a Proprietary Graphics Card
    To install the proprietary drivers:

    • For Nvidia:

      sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
    • For ATI:

      sudo aticonfig --initial

  4. Find a Compatible USB Digital TV Tuner Card for MythTV

    MythTV Digital Tuner Card List

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