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Old 10-03-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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I want to learn was d/t my wish to build my own Personal Video Recorder (PVR).

Hi, I 've been using Unbutu for ~6 months now, the Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) helped me a lot with the Install and Printers Issues . A little more comfortable with it now.

The reason I wanted to learn was d/t my wish to build my own Personal Video Recorder (PVR). I 'm looking for How
To ,ect for building it ( incl. - Which Distrbution, Best Hardware Choices) and How best to Install the OS and choices / parameters to select too.

If anyone is aware of a web site / forum to obtain this information, it would be appreciated.

Thank you, Mitch
Old 10-03-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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as for distribution? just about ANY distribution should work, if you are familiar with ubuntu then I see no reason why you shoudn't stick with ubuntu.
as for hardware? you could start [ur='']here[/url]

there are several ways you could set-up a pvr, but the most bare-bones is a video card that outputs as an MPEG stream, ffmpeg and cron

or there's [url='']mythubuntu[/code] an ubuntu based distribution based around MythTV

either way, good luck


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