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NOTE: This event has already occurred. This announcement page is kept for future reference.

What MythTV Installation Assistance
Where New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH
Day Saturday 31 March 2007
Time 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Introduction

GNHLUG, in conjunction with NHTI, is pleased to announce the second MythTV InstallFest! Do you want to be able to watch TV shows when you want to watch them? Tired of paying monthly fees for your DVR? Does the idea of having a computer strip the commercials out of a recording appeal to you? Have a TiVo, but wish it could do more? If you answered "Yes" to any of those -- and you don't feel uncomfortable with the idea of opening up your computer -- then come and let us turn an ordinary computer into the most full-featured DVR on the planet!

If you are interested, visit the following web page:

http://wiki.gnhlug.org/twiki2/bin/view/Www/MythFest

About MythTV

MythTV is a free software suite for Linux that turns a computer with the necessary hardware into a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and more. Features include:

  • Intelligently schedules recordings to avoid conflicts
  • Pause, skip, and rewind live TV
  • Analyzes recordings and filter out commercials
  • Vary playback speed, adjusting audio pitch as necessary
  • Interfaces with free TV listing data
  • On-screen graphical interface for scheduling, playback, and more
  • Web browser interface for remote access to most features

MythTV has a modular software plug-in system, which makes it easy for third-parties to add functionality. There are plug-ins available which enable all of the following (all on your TV):

  • MP3 playback
  • Digital photo galleries
  • DVD management
  • Weather and traffic bulletins
  • Web browsing
  • And much more!

About Linux

Linux is a computer operating system (other operating systems include Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS). Linux is Free Software, in that no one person or company owns or controls it. Anyone may use, modify, and/or redistribute Linux freely. There is a huge selection of software available for Linux, much of it high-quality, and much of it freely available. MythTV is but one application of the power of Linux. For more information on Linux, visit the http://www.linux.org/ web site.

About the event

You will bring a computer with appropriate hardware installed. We will walk everyone though the process of installing and configuring Linux and MythTV. When you leave, you will have a fully-functional MythTV DVR, ready to hook-up at your home.

There is no charge for attendance. Advance registration is required; please see http://wiki.gnhlug.org/twiki2/bin/view/Www/MythFest

GNHLUG is the Greater New Hampshire Linux User Group. NHTI is the New Hampshire Technical Institute. We are doing this as a service to the community, because we like Linux, and because we needed this help ourselves at one time.

NOTE: This event has already occurred. This announcement page is kept for future reference.
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