Announcing Record TV

Last night I uploaded the first public version of my latest project, Record TV. Record TV is a system for recording TV (on a Linux desktop computer) that is designed to allow lots of different user interfaces all to use the same back end. It is currently only useful for people who are quite familiar with the Linux command line. It essentially has no user interface at all, but the back end stuff works for recording TV.

Perhaps more excitingly, I have also managed to get my recorded programmes to play back on my Nintendo Wii, so I can watch them on my TV.

Find out more on the project page linked above. I’ve released this code very early, in the spirit of “release early, release often,” so expect to hack on it a bit to get it working.

If you think MythTV just goes about things the wrong way, and you’d like to help do it right, it might be of interest.

It’s mostly Python, with some PHP and shell scripts.

A job I’d like to do is to be able to use FreeGuide as a UI for selecting programmes to record.

2 thoughts on “Announcing Record TV”

  1. I am really interested to use your program as “freevo recordserver plugin “. In fact, I use an NSLU2 and freevo recordserver is too heavy. If you have any idea on how to do this, could you please send me and email. It will be great.
    I’am going to investigate and if I found something , I ll send you an email

    Thanks for your program

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