11/28/2022, 5:24:25 PM
As a cord cutter, I am an advocate of taking advantage of local broadcast signals in my area.
Not sure what kind of channels you'll get? Head on over here and find out
The following is a rough guide as to how to install MythTV on a machine running Pop!_OS 22.04.
Follow the guide here to set up a Live USB, and install Pop!_OS onto the device you'd like to set up (hereinafter referred to as media PC).
*N.B. There are two components to MythTV, the backend, and the frontend. We'll be keeping things simple and installing both the backend and frontend on the same machine.
N.B. It seems MythTV doesn't quite work well with fractional scaling at this time
sudo apt update sudo apt dist-upgrade -y sudo apt install mythtv mariadb-server
sudo su # Log into the root user (this is necessary) mysql_secure_installation
When prompted, do not enable unix socket authentication. MythTV needs to log in via username/password (as would additional frontends, if set up).
sudo apt install vlc
If the tuner card opens the stream and you see a broadcase, great!
If you don't, then you have to do something to fix the tuner card. Maybe check the Hauppauge website. The rest is an exercise left to the reader.
During install, MythTV should've automatically set up a mysql user and database for you. Unfortunately, the password differs from the defaults. Check the file
/etc/mythtv/config.xml for the database password, and either change the password for the
mythtv user in MariaDB, or change the password MythTV tries to use (by editing that file).
TBD — configure via video sources menu option