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[News] MythTV Setup Further Simplified in Ubuntu Edgy Eft

MythTV Ubuntu Installation Guide

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| With the release of Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft), installing MythTV is
| now easier than ever.
| Ubuntu is a great basis for a general purpose MythTV box and
| now comes with the latest version of MythTV (0.20) in its
| standard packages.



MythTV vs Windows Media Centre: is Linux still in with a chance?

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| In terms of functionality, the machines were identical.
| MCE is beautiful to look at and use -- but if had the choice between a 
| swankier interface and saving a few hundred dollars on the cost of the 
| unit, I'd go for saving the money anyday.


According to Tomshardware, MythTV does more.

MythTV                                          Windows MCE 2004

Open Source; free to obtain, use, and modify    Proprietary; pay to obtain
use but not modify
Interchangeable codecs (OSS and proprietary)    Proprietary codec cannot be
Software and hardware decoding support          No software decoding support
Output to DivX and MPEG2                        No support for DivX or MPEG2
Setup requires moderate Linux know-how          Simple setup and config 
Runs on Linux and MacOS, feeds to Windows       Runs on Windows only
Ultra-low system requirements                   Modest system requirements
Support for companion and third-party plug-ins  No plug-in support
Scalable network architecture (master/slaves)   Basic TCP/IP network support 
Record once, transcode and play anywhere        Record and play locally only


MCE crahses.


         Windows Media center crashining at CES 2005

MythTV has become easier to set up:

MythTV - Record and playback all your favourite TV soaps in GNU/Linux

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| KnoppMyth : This is an attempt at making the Linux and MythTV installation
| as trivial as possible...
| MythTV for XBox - This is a project which aids in setting up MythTV on
| ones XBox gaming station with ease...
| MiniMyth - This is a small Linux distribution which turns a diskless
| computer into a MythTV front-end.
| Fedora Myth(TV)ology - This is a project started by Jarod Wilson...


It can be purchased as a ready-to-go appliance.

Monolith Media Center brings MythTV to the technophobe

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| If MythTV's promise of a free Windows Media Center alternative sounds
| exciting, but you can't quite bring yourself to navigate the trials of
| a Linux install on your own, then you might be interested in
| Monolith's pre-built Media Center PCs, which come with MythTV
| pre-installed on top of Ubuntu Linux.


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