[mythtv-users] MythTV on Windows

Mark Gardner Mark at thegardners.me.uk
Tue Nov 22 09:03:55 UTC 2011

Thanks for the sarcastic reply.

I was curious because I didn't know the reason - now I do.

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
Sent: 22 November 2011 08:42
To: Discussion about MythTV
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV on Windows

On 11/22/2011 02:45 AM, Mark Gardner wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
capture cards.

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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