No experience with Linux or DVR systems required. You will need a spare computer, TV tuner card, and digital antenna.
What you'll learn
- Install and configure Mythbuntu
- Record TV shows using a digital antenna and TV capture card
- Schedule recordings using the MythTV guide
- Pause and rewind live TV
- Customize Mythbuntu themes and text
- Navigate the basic XFCE interface
- Spare computer
- USB thumbdrive (at least 8GB)
- TV capture card
- Digital antenna
Would you like to build your own DVR for use with over-the-air, digital TV? Are you looking to learn (or increase your knowledge of) Linux with a hands-on, do-it-yourself project?
Look no further! This practical course for beginners will teach you everything you need to know about building your own DVR. You don't need any previous experience with Linux or DVR systems; I'll show you how to install a powerful operating system called Mythbuntu. It's a fusion of Ubuntu Linux and a popular, open-source DVR program called MythTV.
PLEASE NOTE: This course requires that you have a spare computer (to use as the DVR) with a TV tuner card. You'll also need a digital TV antenna. The course will not teach you how to build a computer, but I will help you install your tuner card if necessary.
Once you have the necessary hardware, installing Mythbuntu will be quick and easy with my step-by-step instructions. You'll be watching TV in no time!
If you have questions about anything, I am here to help you. So, just ask! Creating your own DVR may sound complicated, but it's relatively simple once you know how to configure MythTV. Once everything is configured, you'll have a reliable DVR system that will run for years, is fully customizable, and easy to upgrade!
You can also play DVD movies, view picture slideshows, listen to internet radio, and watch videos with MythTV!
IMPORTANT: This course covers digital (over-the-air) television capture and streaming ONLY. Cable and satellite signals are encrypted and it is illegal in many locations to even attempt to decrypt them. I will NOT teach you how to do this, as it is against the law where I live and I do not condone illegal behavior.
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Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for beginners to Linux and DIY DVR systems. No previous experience with Linux or DVR systems is required.
- Users who already know how to configure MythTV should NOT enroll in this course.