MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. It has been under heavy development since 2002, and now contains most features one would expect from a good DVR (and many new ones that you soon won’t be able to live without)
Myth Today has gone beyond a simple DVR and has almost all the features of GoogleTV.
- Watch and record analog and/or digital TV, including HDTV.
- Pause, skip, and rewind live TV shows.
- Completely automatic commercial detection/skipping, with manual correction via an intuitive cutlist editor.
- Intelligently schedules recordings to avoid conflicts.
- Parental controls to keep your kids out of the good shows.
- Watch youtube directly
- Watch and archive DVDs and other video files.
- Listen to your digital music collection.
- Schedule and administer many functions remotely via a web browser.
- Share your TV/Media library in different rooms over UPnP.
- You can add browser to this and do a normal surfing too.
- Many more…
- Lighting control – Turn on/off lights
- Climate control – Manage AC, window blinds
- Security – Alarm management, CCTV feature using normal webcam
- Telecom – Home EPABX with bundled asterisk
- & Media – Play your Media Files, DVDs, CDs, TV whereever you are
- Organize media with special metadata tags
- View/Listen to media in any room
- Media automatically follows you through your home
- New media is automatically detected – even if it’s on other devices like another computer on your network or Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- Control all your A/V gear through LinuxMCE (using IR, USB, Ethernet, or RS-232) including automatically powering everything on and setting the proper inputs on each device
- Together with the lighting part of LinuxMCE, lights in the room where video is being watched are dimmed when you start the movie.
- Together with the Telecom part of LinuxMCE, the media is paused, when a call comes in, and continued when you hang up.
Personal Note – Haven’t dived deeper into LinuxMCE. Have tried only camera and media setup which works like charm again on an atom machine with 1G RAM