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MythTV 0.24 RC1 Released, Brings Many Features

Multimedia

Published on 19 October 2010 10:58 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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In May once MythTV 0.23 was released we reported on some of the early MythTV 0.24 plans, which included a new MythUI On-Screen Display, a mostly rewritten audio subsystem, and initial Blu-ray disc support. The first release candidate for MythTV 0.24 is now available five months later with these changes plus more.

While MythTV faces greater competition these days from XBMC, Enna, Boxee, and the like for ruling your home-theater PC software, MythTV 0.24 aims to up its competitiveness with some of the new v0.24 features. As said in the MythTV 0.24 RC1 announcement, "Just in time for holiday television specials, cold winter nights, and impressing all of your friends and family when they visit, the first Release Candidate for MythTV 0.24 is now available."

The new MythTV features mentioned with this development milestone include a completely rewritten and theme-able on-screen display, support for 24-bit audio and HD audio formats, initial Blu-ray disc support, experimental support for Broadcom Crystal HD hardware-accelerated video decoding, and other improvements.

The MythTV, MythPlugins, and MythThemes packages are all at v0.24 RC1 status.

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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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