Jarod Wilson, Ed Tittel, Matthew Wright, Justin Korelc
Want control? Build your own MythTV PC.
You don't do stuff like this to cut corners. You do it because you want what you want and because it's fun. And a personalized MythTV is so much more than a PVR. You can combine HDTV, DVD, all kinds of music, radio, photos, even a plug-in videophone module. All you need is a little Linux know-how, assorted software components and plug-ins, an adventurous nature, and this book to tell you how it all goes together. Voilà the entertainment hub of your dreams.
Learn to do all this and much more:
- Choose HD capture cards and sound drivers.
- Install and configure MythTV.
- Build your program guides.
- Use xine to add DVD menu support.
- Pass raw digital streams to an external decoder.
- Do cool things with your remote control.
- Hack your own themes.
- Export MythTV .nuv recordings to other formats.
A companion Web site provides even more of the know-how you need.
Visit www.wiley.com/compbooks/extremetech for links, updates, news about recent developments in MythTV, and resources shared by other readers like you.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing MythTV.
Chapter 1: What Is MythTV?
Chapter 2: Fundamental Linux Concepts for MythTV.
Chapter 3: MythTV Sound and Picture.
Part II: Installing and Configuring MythTV.
Chapter 4: Downloading, Installing, and Configuring Linux for MythTV.
Chapter 5: Remote Control Setup.
Chapter 6: MythTV Backend.
Chapter 7: MythTV Frontend.
Chapter 8: Making MythTV Work.
Part III: MythTV Plug-ins.
Chapter 9: Plug-Ins Overview.
Chapter 10: MythDVD.
Chapter 11: MythGallery.
Chapter 12: MythMusic.
Chapter 13: MythVideo.
Chapter 14: Plug-Ins from the MythTV Community.
Part IV: Advanced MythTV Hacks.
Chapter 15: MythTV Look, Sound, and Feel.
Chapter 16: MythTV Performance Hacks.
Chapter 17: Extending the MythTV Environment.
Chapter 18: MythTV Troubleshooting.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Linux Distros, Downloads, and Docs.
Appendix B: MythTV Resources.
Appendix C: Linux System Diagnostics and Monitoring Tools.