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Install Mythbuntu 8.10 from Windows with Wubi

Now that Ubuntu 8.10 is available (as well as its official cousins, Kubuntu 8.10 and Xubuntu 8.10), all of the unofficial community-run projects based on Ubuntu are updating their code. And that includes Mythbuntu, an operating system designed to turn your PC into a media center by fusing the open source MythTV software with Ubuntu. Mythbuntu 8.10 incorporates many of the updates that you'll...

Brad's favorite apps worth paying for: BeyondTV

Over the past week we've been bringing you some of our favorite applications of all time. And most of them have been free. I love freeware and open source software. In fact, almost every application I run on my Windows, Windows Mobile, and Linux devices didn't cost me a penny. But I decided to do something a bit different for my favorite apps posts. I want to highlight some of the applications...

Download Squad Week in Review

It's been a busy week for anyone obsessed with operating system upgrades. Microsoft released Windows XP SP3 to manufacturers, Canonical launched Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, and OpenSUSE 11 came one step closer to release. But this week's software news wasn't all operating systems, all the time. Here are a few of our favorite stories from the week that was: DRM strikes again: MSN Music customers left...

MythTV FrontEnd for the iPhone

Want to watch TV on your iPhone? Yesterday we would have said the best way to do this is to purchase TV shows from the iTunes store or transfer recordings (or downloads) from your computer to your iPhone the old fashioned way. But now Chris Carey has released a MythTV FrontEnd for the iPhone. The application lets you browse recorded shows, check out program information, and stream videos from...

Entertainer: Upcoming media center app for Linux

Developer Lauri Taimila is working on an intriguing new Linux media center application called Entertainer that right now looks a lot like Apple's Front row but could eventually take on MythTV and Windows Media Center. Right now there are two major limitations to Entertainer: It does not support recording television programs It's not actually available for download yet. The second problem...

Ubuntu-based media center Mythbuntu 7.10 released

You probably know by now that Ubuntu comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There's the stripped down Xubuntu for slower-performing systems, Edubuntu for kids and teachers, and Kubuntu with the more Windows-like interface. But there are also community supported projects like Ubuntu Studio and Mythbuntu. These projects aren't sponsored by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. But they build on...

Free PVR software users to pay for TV guide data

Come September, Zap2it Labs will no longer offer the free TV guide data used by PC-based personal video recording software like MythTV, Media Portal, and GB-PVR. Well, there's good news and bad news for anyone using those programs. There are at least two groups, CTpvr and Schedules Direct (formerly known as Easy TV Data) planning to pick up where Zap2it leaves off next month. And it looks like...

Easy TV to resume free TV listings for Myth TV users

Zap2it users can breathe a little easier, but probably shouldn't break out the champagne just yet. It looks like there is a solution in the works for the continuation of its free TV listings service, although details are still somewhat sketchy. Easy TV Data was created in response to Zap2it Labs announcement that they would be discontinuing their free TV listings XML based service effective...

Set up an Ubuntu Linux based media center with Mythbuntu

Seems like there's a new Ubuntu-based Linux distribution coming out at least once a month. Last month it was Ubuntu Studio, a distro designed for creative professionals interested in audio, video, and image editing. This week we saw the alpha release of Mythbuntu, a distro for those who'd rather consume media than create it. Just as Ubuntu is designed to make Linux accessible to the casual user,...

Linux MCE looks hot

MythTV, the popular Linux based PVR project, has been around for some time. It's nice, and it functions well, but it's only as functional as Windows Media Center Edition plus, it can be difficult to install and configure. Linux MCE, which wraps MythTV up into a nice package and places it squarely on top of the leading Linux distribution Ubuntu -- may be poised to change some of that. Take the...

Myth 0.20 is released

Good day Linux fans! As of yesterday, the new version (0.20) of MythTV is ready for your downloading and PVR pleasure. This release is new, (obviously) and features some new stuff: better DVD playback, DVB radio channel support, mouse support, and MythArchive (a new plug-in), which allows your recordings to be burned to DVD. For a while now MythTV has been a great and cheap way to get yourself a...

How to run MythTV on your Xbox

Now that the Xbox 360 is out you've got to find something to do with your old 2001-style Xbox. You can either give it to the ungrateful neighbor kids, or you can put it to better use by turning it into a PVR. Xbox Resource Center has a slick guide to getting MythTV, the open source PVR software, running on your big black box. Of course, the Xbox has neither a TV tuner nor the horsepower to encode...