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Easy install for MythTV using Knoppmyth

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:43 am
by forhire
About 6 months ago I wanted to get a PVR like Tivo... but being cheap I didn't want to pay $12/month for the service. So I spent a lot more money and started down the road to build a PC based PVR.

I started with a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 250 for about $150. The installation of the Windows software required me to upgrade to WinXP (another $100 bucks)... and after running like this for a while with poor programming support and frequent weirdness I went hunting for an open source solution.

I then found MythTV ( I tried to install it on RedHat 9 and Fedora Core without any real success... it was tough to get the PVR-250 working right.

More searching I found Knoppmyth (, which is a mythtv install based on Knoppix. After downloading the ISO image and going through the auto install I had my backend up and running within minutes. Awesome!

Note: Currently I am running R4V3. I recently attempted to upgrade to R4V4.1 but my via chipset on the motherboard is giving me issues with the new version. I believe R5 should be out soon so I may try upgrading again when the new version is out. The new version will support creating DVDs from the recorded shows.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:55 pm
by forhire
I just upgraded to R4V5 and the install went well. I also install DVD burning and it hopefully will work this time. Others who want to add mythtvburn to knoppmyth should read this how-to: ... ipts_HowTo

BTW: My audio worked... everything worked out of the box :P