[mythtv-users] Windows Viewing Solutions?

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 11:45:52 EDT 2005

I can't help you with Windows, but what is the problem when you try to
run Knoppmyth (or Knoppix)? Do you have the BIOS set to boot from the
CD? If you can get Knoppmyth to boot, you should be able to run a
frontend with it. If it won't boot, check the BIOS.

What are you trying to give MS users access to? You could could mount
your storage as an SMB share which will allow MS users to use Myth as
a network drive. I don't know if .nuv files will work (although if
you're recording from a PVR card, .nuv is really .mpg, and a player
like AllPlayer should be able to decode. AFAIK, DVB cards also dump
raw mpeg2 streams that should be playable by just about anything.

The problem with this is that the file names are less than
descriptive, and this would not allow access to things like live TV,
program guide, etc. This will work well, though, if you have shows and
films transcoded into mp4 and with human-readable names. MythstreamTV
might work to get live TV to the MS frontends, but I've never got it

Another option, of course, is a impassioned harangue directed at your
housemates on the relative merits of different *NIX OSs, the weakness
of the OS they're currently running, a bit about the economic problem
of giving MS so much cash and power, and an emphatic declaration that
they have nothing to lose but their chains (or something like that).

For what it's worth, I've had no problem setting up dual-boot systems
with FC3. Just make sure the HDD is well and truly defragmented before
you repartition the drive.

Good luck

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