Dave Howorth wrote:
I'm planning to install MythTV. It's not clear to me so far exactly what I need to install or what I need to do.
YaST lists a bunch of mythtv packages from packman. The latest available seems to be 27 whilst I understand the current version of mythtv is 29. I don't see any particular package that installs it. The closest I have found is mythtv-0_27-setup and its description says "MythTV provides a unified graphical interface for recording and viewing television programs. Refer to the mythtv package for more information. This package contains only the setup software for configuring the mythtv backend."
But there is no mythtv package listed.
I've been running MythTV for almost six years, overall it works really well.
i | libmyth-0_25 | Library providing mythtv support i | mythtv-0_25-backend | Server component of mythtv (a DVR) i | mythtv-0_25-base-themes | Core user interface themes for mythtv i | mythtv-0_25-common | Common components needed by multiple other MythTV components i | mythtv-0_25-frontend | Client component of mythtv (a DVR) i | mythtv-0_25-setup | Setup the mythtv backend i | mythweb-0_25 | The web interface to MythTV i | perl-MythTV-0_25 | Perl bindings for MythTV i | php-MythTV-0_25 | PHP bindings for MythTV i | python-MythTV-0_25 | Python bindings for MythTV
As it happens, I think I do want the backend, because I'm installing a tuner card (TBS6205) so I can record programmes. I intend to then export them over my network to a FireTV box plugged into my TV and running kodi, although I'm open to better ideas.
You're going to need the MythTV frontend to program recordings, I think. Playback over kodi is fine. The web interface is neat, but I don't use it much.
google also shows various people apparently overwhelmed by complexity, which is why I'd like to find an accurate set of instructions. Does anybody know of one?
I think my first mythtv setup took a few hours, 3-4-5, I'm not sure. It was in 2012 - old desktop PC with a receiver card, a laptop as frontend.