[mythtv-users] MythTV on Windows

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 22 09:19:49 UTC 2011

On 11/22/2011 04:03 AM, Mark Gardner wrote:
> Thanks for the sarcastic reply.
> I was curious because I didn't know the reason - now I do.

It was meant to be a humorous way of saying we support an API that 
doesn't work on Windows.  Wasn't meant to be sarcastic--as it's a 
perfectly reasonable question.

> -----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.
> Mike

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