[mythtv-users] MythTV on Windows
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 22 08:41:47 UTC 2011
On 11/22/2011 02:45 AM, Mark Gardner wrote:
> Is Windows a rude word around here? Apols in advance if it is!
> Just wondering if the MythTV on Windows project (is there actually a
> project?) is still alive? I think MythTV is great - it's the best
> software PVR I have used by a country mile, but I also prefer Windows to
> The Wiki sounds quite encouraging about MythTV on Windows, until you
> read the bit where it says most tuners are not supported. Is this likely
> to change does anyone know?
> I'm also curious as to why most tuners are not supported, when driver
> availability seems to be much greater for Windows than Linux. I've two
> tuners (both apparently supported by MythTV on Linux) that work for a
> while but then just give up (TeVii S660 and KWorld 399U); I have both of
> them running rock solid with NextPVR on Windows. But NextPVR is IMHO a
> poor comparison to MythTV. MythTV (on Ubuntu) with my Hauppauge Nova-T
> stick is also rock solid.
Strangely enough, though, for some inexplicable reason, Windows drivers
don't support V4L (Video4Linux), the API MythTV uses to access most
Best bet is to just run a GNU/Linux MythTV backend system, and use
whatever client system you want to run mythfrontend.
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