Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Center (Part 1)
Oct. 28th, 2008 by Damien Oh
If you are a Windows or Mac user, you will be familiar with Windows Media Center or Front Row that both have the ability to turn your computer into a Media Center PC. Linux users don’t have such luck as most distros do not come with a media center application pre-installed.
If you are like me who is a Linux user and owns a huge collection of music, videos and pictures, the world is not over for you yet. There are many open-source applications that you can use to turn your Linux machine into a lean, mean media center.
Yep, MythTV has been my HTPC platform for a couple of years, saving and distributing HD DD5.1 video content and also music content, with all the computers in my home as possible extenders.
If you put the term "mythtv" into the DHC search tool you'll get tons of hits. You won't find many support-type posts here at this site because mythtv (and the other Linux-based HTPC apps) have their own support forums, wikis, etc.