[ubuntu-mythtv] Bug#570611: ITP: mythtv -- A personal video recorder application

Andres Mejia mcitadel at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 06:56:15 GMT 2010

On Saturday 20 February 2010 01:25:51 Andres Mejia wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Andres Mejia <mcitadel at gmail.com>
> * Package name    : mythtv
>   Version         : 0.22
>   Upstream Author : Isaac Richards <ijr at po.cwru.edu>
> * URL             : http://www.mythtv.org/
> * License         : GPL-2
>   Programming Lang: C, C++, Perl, Python,
>   Description     : A personal video recorder application
> MythTV is a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) application that implements the
> following, and more, with a unified graphical interface:
>  - Basic 'live-tv' functionality. Pause/Fast Forward/Rewind "live" TV.
>  - Video compression using RTjpeg or MPEG-4
>  - Program listing retrieval using XMLTV
>  - Themable, semi-transparent on-screen display
>  - Electronic program guide
>  - Scheduled recording of TV programs
>  - Resolution of conflicts between scheduled recordings
>  - Basic video editing
> NOTE: The old ITP (bug #311367) has long been closed and the
> pkg-mythtv-maintainers team seem to be dead (they haven't responded to an
>  email I've sent some time ago [1]). This will be another attempt at
>  getting MythTV into Debian. I will be basing the packaging from the
>  packages that are currently distributed through Ubuntu.
> Some work has already been done towards getting mythtv into Debian. Take a
>  look at
> Vcs-Git: git://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/mythtv.git
> Vcs-Browser: http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/mythtv.git
> For a start, I've already implemented a way for mythtv to build and run
>  with system libraries for ffmpeg, version >= 4:0.6~~svn20100124-1, which
>  will be the next ffmpeg upstream version to be uploaded. Next would be to
>  have mythtv work with FFMpeg from the 0.5 branch in SVN (like the current
>  packages in sid). This would than follow with having mythtv use libmp3lame
>  via dlopen. There's also an interest upstream to use vorbis as a
>  replacement/alternative to mp3.
> 1.
>  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-mythtv-maintainers/2009-June/
> 000532.html

Just to be clear, I don't mean this to be replacing the current packaging from 
Ubuntu solely to make it work for Debian. I intend the packaging to be 
configurable so that the appropriate configure options, build dependencies, and 
so on will be implemented for Debian and Ubuntu.

I do look forward to working with you all :)


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