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July 25, 2011

MythTV for beginners

Filed under: — elana @ 07:15 IST

B built us a MythTV box, and did a lot of the documenting here. Today P turned on the tv and found that the recording files were there, but were empty.  Now, I’ve only had one cup of tea, so I’m not firing on all cylinders, but something at the back of my mind said “I bet the HD is full.”  And it was. Phew. /deletedeletedelete

I have  a lot of things I have to learn.  I know that B added some channels to the Myth setup a couple weeks ago, and it took him something like 2 hours.  There is going to be a day when I shut down the shuttlecraft (our Myth box), but I want to prolong that as long as possible. We’ve used the Myth interface for so long, it would be strange to move to something else.

Maybe I can teach P Unix, and he can play with MythBuntu?

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  1. I still think that behind the fundamentals of MythTV is some sort of witchcraft.

    Comment by Michael Everson — July 25, 2011 @ 08:22 IST

  2. I remember teaching myself Apple ][+ Applesoft Basic when I was 10 years old in 1979. Though I’ve never played with MythTV, I bet he could pick up UNIX with little issue. Apart from being spoiled from too many GUI interfaces.

    Comment by Sven Heinicke — July 25, 2011 @ 13:26 IST

  3. MythTV is on my to-do list. I want to put something together but so far have failed miserably. Possibly when I sort out a suitable TV card it’ll come back up the list.

    Comment by Dave H — July 26, 2011 @ 15:40 IST

  4. Oh God. It seems so stupid but we were totally talking about this in the days before Brendan’s funeral. One of the things about a partnership is how you can offload half the details that go into making life work onto another person; it would just be overwhelming to have to reclaim those details. And yes, we did specifically reference the Myth TV box!

    John hacked together Tivo for Ireland and I have to say that while it was super-cool and I LOVED Tivo, the day we finally bailed and got Sky was something of a relief. There is a degree to which I don’t actually want to hack my telly; I just want it to work like everyone else’s. When the day comes when the frustration is greater than the nostalgia, it will be OK. You can keep the box and the boys will no doubt one day be delighted by it, but it’s also OK to make the decisions that simplify a life that just became so much more complex. Everyone would understand, including (I can only imagine) Brendan.

    Comment by Sabrina — July 27, 2011 @ 06:36 IST

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