MythTV 33 Released For Improving This Popular HTPC/PVR Open-Source Software

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 6 February 2023 at 12:00 AM EST. 6 Comments
Even with local digital video recording from your antenna or cable being far less common these days than a decade prior, in the era of Internet streaming the open-source MythTV software continues making progress for this dominant Linux solution for HTPC/PVR needs.

It's been nearly one year since the release of MythTV 32 and this weekend marked the release of MythTV 33. With MythTV 33 most notable is a new web interface being developed for the MythTV setup experience. There are also many other smaller improvements that built up in the code-base over the past year as well as a lot of low-level code refactoring/improvements that are outside the end-user purview.

An old MythTV UI

Some of the MythTV 33 highlights include:

- A new web interface for the MythTV setup experience is a work-in-progress.

- A new waveform visualization for the MythMusic area.

- Support for automatic channel groups per video source.

- Switching to the latest upstream FFmpeg release.

- Support for DiSEqC with SatIP. DiSEqC is a protocol for "Digital Satellite Equipment Control" as a communication means between a satellite receiver and a device like a multi-dish switch or antenna rotor.

- A lot of ongoing code modernization and restructuring for improving the MythTV code-base.

Downloads and more details on the MythTV 33 release via
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