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Posted almost 4 years ago by tgm4883
The Mythbuntu team would like to thank everyone on their hard work getting the new Ubuntu (and all flavors) 12.10 release out. With the 12.10 release, this is the first release the Mythbuntu team will not be releasing ISO's for non-LTS releases (see ... [More] Mythbuntu changing to LTS only releases). Although it is still possible to do a non-LTS Mythbuntu install, we encourage doing LTS installs and keeping MythTV up to date via the MythTV updates repository that can be enabled in the Mythbuntu Control Centre. If you still need to do a non-LTS Mythbuntu install, simply install a base install from the Minimal CD, install the mythbuntu-desktop package, then configure MythTV via the Mythbuntu Control Centre. [Less]
Posted almost 4 years ago by tgm4883
We've recently aquired ownership of the Mythbuntu Google+ page and have began posting updates. Subscribe to this page to keep up with the most recent Mythbuntu updates and be sure to post to join the discussion.
Posted about 4 years ago by tgm4883
As the Mythbuntu team has moved to LTS only releases, we're also backporting newer MythTV builds for the LTS point releases. In doing so, we need help testing the new package to verify it has fixed the following bugs. Bug 997367 - mythfilldatabase ... [More] takes hours to completeBug 982272 - Enable libcec support in mythtvBug 982162 - keyword missingok is missing in mythtv-backend logrotate configBug 1029522 - Newer version of MythTV fixing some major bugs needs an SRUNote from the bug teamAccepted mythtv into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mythtv/2:0.25.2+fixes.20120802.46cab93-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!  [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
With the release of MythTV 0.25 users now have the ability to opt-in and submit their hardware profile (see smolt). We've been reviewing that data and have decided to make our first change based on it. Today we are proud to announce that the default ... [More] download link for the 12.04 ISO has been changed to 64-bit! Mythbuntu is the first of the official Ubuntu flavors to make the 64-bit ISO the default download. While this isn't a monumental change we believe it is an important one due to the data submitted by our users.The submitted data shows that half (the difference is less than 20 people currently) are running the 64-bit version versus the 32-bit version. What is a more interesting statistic is that two-thirds of the users running the 32-bit version have 64-bit capable hardware. Combining that information with the users that are running 64-bit means there is 5 times more 64-bit than 32-bit hardware running MythTV 0.25.What does this mean for new users? Clicking the download link on the download page will start downloading the 64-bit version of the ISO. For users that still need the 32-bit version of the ISO they can download it by expanding the "Advanced Options" link on the download page. [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
Mythbuntu 12.04 has been released.  With this release, we are providing mirroring on sponsored mirrors and torrents. It is very important to note that this release is only compatible with MythTV 0.25 systems. The MythTV component of previous ... [More] Mythbuntu releases can be be upgraded to a compatible MythTV version by using the Mythbuntu Repos. For a more detailed explanation, see here. Changes from Mythbuntu 11.10: HighlightsMythTV 0.25 (2:0.25.0+fixes.20120410.1f5962a-0ubuntu1)Starting with 12.04, the Mythbuntu team will only be doing LTS releases. See this page for more info.Enable MythTV and Mythbuntu Updates repositories directly from the Mythbuntu Control Centre without needing to install the mythbuntu-repos packageUnderlying systemUnderlying Ubuntu updates are found hereUpdated system requirementsMythTVRecent snapshot of the MythTV 0.25 release is included (see 0.25 Release Notes)Mythbuntu theme fixesFor more detailed feature information please visit us on launchpad.We appreciated all comments and would love to hear what you think. Please make comments to our mailing list, on the forums (with a tag indicating that this is from 12.04 or precise), or in #ubuntu-mythtv. As previously, if you encounter any issues with anything in this release, please file a bug using the Ubuntu bug tool (ubuntu-bug PACKAGENAME) which automatically collects logs and other important system information, or if that is not possible, directly open a ticket on Launchpad (http://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/12.04/).Known issuesIf upgrading and you have mythstream installed. Please remove mythstream before upgrading as mythstream is no longer supported.If you have used Jamu in the past, you should run "mythmetadatalookup --refresh-all"Upgrading from 10.04 -> 12.04 will result in a broken system (grub isn't installed properly) see Bug 978464If you are upgrading and want to use the HTTP Live Streaming you need to create a Streaming storage groupUpgrading using the LiveCD will overwrite the /var directory (database and default recording location among others)The ISO is available here [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
The Mythbuntu team would like to announce unity-scope-mythtv, a scope for searching and playing back MythTV content from Unity. We're currently looking for people to test and provide feedbackPrerequisites:MythTV 0.25 backend (on any distro ... [More] release)Ubuntu 12.04 installed and running Unity (on the machine you want to install unity-scope-mythtv on. Eg. A desktop)The unity-scope-mythtv package (grab it here)Features:Automatically finds MythTV 0.25 backendUnity filtering available (can filter to just MythTV content)Shows play back in mythavtest (if that isn't installed, uses default video player)If using mythavtest, commercial skipping is availableRoadmap:Configuration utility so content is transcoded on the fly (for slower machines/links). This will be a per desktop user setting.Known issues:Shows are not automatically marked watched in MythTV (they might actually be if using myavtest)mythavtest doesn't cover Unity bar in fullscreen modeSteps:Install unity-scope-mythtv on your 12.04 desktop by running 'sudo dpkg -i unity-scope-mythtv_1.0-0ubuntu0_all.deb'This may give dependency errors since you aren't using apt to install, so you may need to also run 'sudo apt-get -f install'Reboot the machineLogin and open Unity search (eg. hit the super key)Click the Videos lens icon in Unity (should be on the far right) and search for a recorded show. Clicking on a recorded show should open it up in the default video player or in mythavtest if it is installedFeedback:Please send feedback to our mailing list or visit us in our IRC chatroom on freenode ( #ubuntu-mythtv-dev ) [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
One of the new bells and whistles of MythTV 0.25 is the Setup Wizard. Here you can do video and audio tests, as well as submit your hardware profile.Why submit your hardware profile? Since a lot of MythTV is supporting many different types of ... [More] hardware, the MythTV developers need to know where to focus their efforts. They way they do this is by using Smolt, software designed to anonymously collect hardware information. The developers have built this functionality into the new MythTV 0.25 release. Submitting a hardware profile is opt-in and 100% optional, you will lose zero functionality by not submitting a hardware profile and the Mythbuntu and MythTV developers have not enabled this functionality by default. If you would like to submit your hardware profile, simply click on "Submit your hardware profile" located at Setup > Setup Wizard > Submit your hardware profile. If you change your mind you can opt-out by going to Setup > Setup Wizard > Delete your hardware profile. This will If you would like to see the data that has been gathered so far from the MythTV community, this page contains the stats from users that have submitted their hardware profile. At the time of this writing Ubuntu (whose MythTV packages are maintained by the Mythbuntu team) makes up over 80% of the responses and holds the top 4 spots in the OS catagory! [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
Version 0.25 of MythTV has been released! The Mythbuntu team would like to thank the MythTV team (and you should too) for their hard work in getting this release out the door.Key New FeaturesMythTV Services API - services available for both ... [More] MythFrontend and MythBackendCapable MythNetvision sources can now be controlled via remote(lirc)HTTP Live Streaming Capabilities - ability to expose recordings and videos via the services APIVAAPI supportDirectX Video Acceleration 2 (DXVA2) on Windows (alpha support)CEC Capabilities - 2-way communication/control capabilities between MythTV and capable devices such as TVs, receivers, STBs, etc.3D support - for Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom 3DIPv6 support - for mythbackend and mythfrontend (see Enable IPv6)HTTP control and query capabilities for MythFrontend (Currently a Proof of Concept)AirTunes/AirPlay support for streaming audio and video from iOS devices to MythFrontendE-AC3, TrueHD, and DTS-HD digital pass-through supportHardware Profiler - helps developers understand the user's hardware landscape and statistics (opt-in)Initial animation support for MythUINew, robust Microsoft Windows and OS X (including 10.7 "lion") build scripts / packagerMajor ChangesMythVideo is now part of core MythTV and no longer a seperate pluginMythMusic has been significantly revamped and updated to MythUISignificantly enhanced and integrated metadata lookup capabilities for videos and recordingsIntegrate and leverage internal player in MythNetvision when possibleBetter Video Decode Acceleration (VDA) support on Mac OS X"mythutil --message" replaces the previously removed mythtvosd for sending messages for display on the frontendRemoved XvMC Support (Disadvantages now outweigh the advantages)Removed libmpeg2 support for video playback (libav is more stable)Deprecation/Replacement of MythXML (in favor of new Services API)Re-write of logging system (see Logging)Removed jamu - superseded by MythMetadataLookupThe Mythbuntu team provides MythTV 0.25 builds for Mythbuntu 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, and 10.04 via the Mythbuntu repositories. You can view the full MythTV 0.25 release notes here. [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
The Mythbuntu team would like to announce starting with the 12.04 release we will be moving to LTS only releases. Mythbuntu ISOs will only be released for LTS releases. MythTV packages will still be provided in the Ubuntu and Mythbuntu repositories ... [More] for every Ubuntu release (both LTS and non-LTS).What does this mean?This means that going forward, there will no longer be Mythbuntu ISOs for releases that are not deemed LTS. Does this mean I won't be able to install MythTV on a non-LTS release of Ubuntu?No. The Mythbuntu team will still provide MythTV packages for non-LTS releases in the standard Ubuntu repositories and the Mythbuntu provided repositories. The only thing this changes is that Mythbuntu ISOs will not be available for non-LTS releases. Install the mythbuntu-control-centre package and configure from there.But I want to install MythTV on <insert non-LTS version of Ubuntu here>You can still install MythTV on non-LTS releases of Ubuntu, as the Mythbuntu team will continue to provide MythTV packages in the Ubuntu repositories for every release. We just won't be releasing Mythbuntu ISOs for every release. To install on a non-LTS release, install the mythbuntu-control-centre package and configure from there.My hardware isn't recognized properly in the LTS release and only works in <insert non-LTS version of Ubuntu here>, how can I use MythTV?During the LTS life cycle, there will be point releases that roll up fixes into a new ISO. There will also be backported X and kernel updates for increased hardware support in these point release. Is you have attempted the latest point release and are still running into issues, you can still install MythTV in non-LTS releases of Ubuntu. The Mythbuntu team will continue to provide MythTV packages for every Ubuntu release in the Ubuntu repositories. Install the mythbuntu-control-centre package and configure from there.How will I stay up to date on MythTV releases? I want to get all the latest MythTV features!The Mythbuntu team provides the Mythbuntu repositories, which contain the latest MythTV release for LTS releases. Using this method, you can stay up to date with the latest version of MythTV while staying on the stable underlying LTS release. LTS releases are usually every two years, while MythTV releases are more frequent. How can I stay up to date on MythTV if you only release for LTS releases?The Mythbuntu team will still provide the Mythbuntu repositories which include newer MythTV releases for previous distro releases. See Mythbuntu repositories for more infoWhy are you doing this?Releasing ISOs requires a lot of work for testing, bug fixes, etc, and the Mythbuntu team is formed by a very small group of volunteers. The time spent working on releasing ISOs can be better used to make the software better. The nature of MythTV (something that should be considered an appliance) and using resources we have built up in the past allows moving to this longer release schedule with little impact to the enduser.I didn't realize the Mythbuntu team was so small. How can I help?The Mythbuntu team is also looking for help in every aspect (testing, documentation, support, development). To get involved join us in our IRC channel on irc.freenode.net at #ubuntu-mythtv-dev or on our mailing list. You can also take a look at our getting involved page. [Less]
Posted over 4 years ago by tgm4883
 As a more efficient method to keep guides up to date and accurate the Mythbuntu team has moved guides to AskUbuntu.com. Feel free to ask questions there or post guides.When creating a guide, don't forget to tag it 'Mythbuntu' and 'MythTV'Also, when ... [More] creating a guide over there don't forget to make it Question:Answer(Guide). The guide needs to be the answer. For the question, it should be whatever the guide is trying to answer/accomplish.Why are we moving to AskUbuntu.com? The single forum post with all the guides is difficult to keep up to date and requires manual intervention from the Mythbuntu forum moderators (Mythbuntu developers). There isn't an automated way to take care of this. Moving to AskUbuntu.com for this enables us to have an auto-generated list of Mythbuntu/MythTV related guides. There also aren't enough resources to review each guide and verify it is up to date with the current Mythbuntu release (or better yet, verify it is tagged with the proper Mythbuntu version.) Further, some guides require certain hardware and/or locale requirements that the developers do not have. Moving to AskUbuntu.com allows the community to vote/edit posts to ensure that the content is relevant and the good guides rise to the top.  [Less]