[RndTbl] MUUG Meeting, Mar 8, 7:30pm -- MythTV

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Mar 1 11:23:47 CST 2005

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The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 8.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:


   Shawn Wallbridge will be presenting on MythTV. MythTV turns your PC running
   Linux into a personal video recorder, like a Tivo, with some neat features.

     * Basic 'live-TV' functionality. Pause/Fast Forward/Rewind "live" TV.
     * Support for multiple tuner cards and multiple simultaneous recordings.
     * Distributed  architecture allowing multiple recording machines and
       multiple playback machines on the same network, completely transparent
       to the user.
     * Compresses video in software using rtjpeg (from Nuppelvideo) or mpeg4
       (from  libavcodec). Full support for Hardware MPEG-2 encoder cards
       (Hauppauge PVR-250 / PVR-350). Preliminary support for DVB cards and the
       new pcHDTV tuner card.
     * Support for the (very nice looking) hardware MPEG-2 decoder and TV out
       present on the Hauppauge PVR-350.
     * Completely automatic commercial detection/skipping.
     * Grabs program information using xmltv.
     * A fully themeable menu to tie it all together.

   Shawn will show how to get it all set up with the least amount of effort
   using KnoppMyth, a Knoppix based MythTV installer.

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our meeting location: The IBM offices, at 400 Ellice Ave.
   (between Edmonton and Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to
   sign in at the reception desk, and then wait for someone to take you
   (in groups) to the meeting room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15
   PM, so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30 PM. Don't be late, or
   you may not get in.

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, or in a lot
   across Ellice from IBM, for $1.00 for the evening. Indoor parking is
   also available nearby, at Portage Place, for $2.00 for the evening.

For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out their
Web server:


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and "roundtable".  If you're not already on these lists, we encourage you
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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
P.O. Box 130, St-Boniface	Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:   (204)474-7609

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