is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed
under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Running MythTV with Wine
On Debian & Ubuntu, Wine can be installed by:
sudo apt-get install wine1.3
At a terminal in the directory where the build script ran type:
wine mythinstall/win32/mythfrontend -p -w -geometry 800x600
IMPORTANT Add the -p option for the first run only to force a
database configuration. The remaining options force
mythfrontend to run inside a managed window (in case of problems).
Select your country and language and press Save to proceed to the MythTV servers
page. Using the tab key, select Manual then press [return]. Proceed to the
Setup page, select General and proceed to the database settings page.
- Set LocalHostName otherwise you will overwrite your current Linux settings.
- Ensure that 'Ping test server' is disabled.
- Set the database name, username and password.
- You may experience a crash after confirming the database setup. Don't
worry, re-start without the '-p' and all will be OK.
MythTV settings are stored in c:/users/[name]/.xmyth.
To use a different location prepend MYTHCONFDIR=z:<path>
When the MythTV GUI is displayed, ensure to choose 'settings'. I found it
necessary to go though most of the settings pages and re-enter sensible
values before everything worked. Most of the changes have no effect
until you exit and restart mythfrontend.
- UI Painter using Qt, OpenGL & Direct3D.
- Sound, best with DirectX.
- TV playback works with Direct3D and OpenGL
- MythVideo. You may need to add "-O DVDDeviceLocation=e:" to the command line to play DVDs
- MythMusic plays files OK but not CDs
What doesn't work:
- Various niggling crashes here & there.