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MythTV 0.25 Is Finally Released With Many Changes

Multimedia

Published on 10 April 2012 08:03 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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At long last, MythTV 0.25 has been released. This update to the popular open-source PVR/HTPC project is long overdue, but there are some significant changes to find with this new version.

This is the first major update to MythTV in the better part of two years since the release of MythTV 0.24. Back in 2010 we were already writing about some of the invasive changes for the 0.25 release like the X-Video and OpenGL changes.

In January of this year I then noted v0.25 development had really dragged on and then in March word finally hit that MythTV 0.25 would finally hit in April.

MythTV 0.25 is now out this morning, so what's new to play with? Per the release announcement, there's been more than 5,200 commits making up this new release. Among the new features are VA-API video acceleration (Intel's common GPU-based video acceleration means), DXVA2 acceleration (Microsoft's DirectX Video Acceleration 2), expanded and improved audio capabilities (E-AC3 / TrueHD / DTS-HD), HDMI CEC support, improved meta-data management support, a complete API for third-party apps, a rewritten MythMusic, and much more.

Download MythTV 0.25 from MythTV.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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