RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...


Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

MythTV 0.26

The ultimate Digital Video Recorder and home media center hub.

by Neil Bothwick

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X

 i586 or better. At least one TV card and pletny of disk space for the backend

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 05 October 2012
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 645
Developer: MythTV
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from
MythTV 0.23
The ultimate Digital Video Recorder and home media center hub.

MythTV is an incredibly powerful and flexible home theatre system, centred around TV recording. The price of such power is a somewhat complex setup, but it is worth the effort if you want more than simple one-off recording. Once setup, it is simple enough for all the family to use. Developed initially for Linux, MythTV is now available for MacOS and Windows too.

MythTV supports multiple TV tuner cards, and multiple multiplexes on each card enabling you to record more than one channel simultaneously in each card. Recordings are set based on programme names, with MythTV working out the times from the electronic program guide, or from online databases. If a programme's time changes, MythTV will change to suit, if two programmes clash and one is also available at a different time, say on a +1 channel, MythTV will work out the best way to get all your programmes. It is also intelligent enough to know which episodes of a series it has recorded and skip repeats of those episodes, unless you tell it to do otherwise. Programming can also be done on pattern matching, to catch any programme on a particular topic, or on programme category.

While the main focus of MythTV is to record and playback TV, it has plugins to handle many other types of content: including videos, music, photos, RSS feeds and even the local weather. It will also flag and skip commercials and can transcode recorded programmes into other formats, say for watching on a portable device.

MythTV uses the classic Linux server/client model, with the backend server recording the programmes and the front end client providing the user interface. These can run on the same computer, or you can have a powerful backend with plenty of storage in a cupboard/loft and small, quiet frontends around the house for watching with a good WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). To further enhance the WAF, there are plenty of themes available that can completely change the appearance of the interface, with something to satisfy everyone's tastes.


 The ultimate Digital Video Recorder and home media center hub.

Your Comments & Opinion
Related Download Articles
FileBot for Windows

FileBot 4.6

Open Source

An essential tool for renaming digital TV, movies and music

Remote 4.1

Remote 4.2.1


Control iTunes and Apple TV from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad

Collbee 1.0

Collbee 1.0


Rename, reorganise and tag movies and TV shows automatically

Streamnation for iPad

Streamnation for iOS 2.1.1


Watch, stream, share and borrow movies, TV, video and photos

Other Download Articles From This Category
DarkWave Studio

DarkWave Studio 4.9.8

Open Source

Create polished and professional music tracks with this powerful digital audio workstation

Ashampoo Photo Commander 14.0.1

Ashampoo Photo Commander 14.0.1

Trial Software

Browse, organise, edit and share your digital images


madVR 0.89.6


Get the best possible video quality

TSR Watermark Image

TSR Watermark Image

Free, for personal-use only

Protect your images with a custom watermark

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...


Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.7

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.7 brings:

• Starred Messages