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  1. 1. Agenda:00 – Introduction:05 – The scenario:10 – A Mythical Solution:15 – Getting started:20 – Demonstration:30 – Q&A
  2. 2. Introduction John Jennings Lecturer in TI/LIT Email: jjennings@tippinst; Twitter: @seoinin LinkedIn: Skype: seoinin
  3. 3. Glossary Digital Media Music Podcasts Digital Video Motion Video Digital Images Pictures Animations Graphics Screencasts Digital Audio
  4. 4. Glossary 2 Sources of Digital Captured from Analog TV source Media Recorded Audio Streamed Scanned Images Youtube, Vimeo, Qik PVR – Personal Video Broadcast Recorder DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C Offline DVR – Digital Video Recorder Torrent, FTP, HTTP, CD /DVD
  5. 5. Some ScenariosSo you want to manage and display digital media inyour classroom? Play educational videos to your students Play a topical news story to your class that is recorded from a live TV broadcast You want to use screencasts to illustrate the use of computer applications in your class You wish to manage and display school photos within the school network You wish to manage and play your own podcasts within the school network
  6. 6. A Mythical Solution MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. MythTV project was started in April 2002 by Isaac Richards and the latest version 0.24 was released in Nov. 2010
  7. 7. What is MythTV? MythTV is a collection of software that provides digital video recording functionality e.g. PVR/DVR or simply a computerised VCR. Basic PVR functions are recording and playing back scheduled programs and allowing you to schedule recordings automatically in advance. MythTV has a plugin system that permits it to be extended by other programmers. Plugins currently exist for playing external video, viewing photos, listening to music files and much more!
  8. 8. MythTV Architecture Video Source Frontend connected to projector Backend Frontends in each School classroom Networ k
  9. 9. Getting started Shopping List: A Computer A Blank CD A network connection Optional: DVB-C/T/S and/or Analog TV tuner/capture card(s) TV Source e.g. Sky, Freesat, Cable, DVB-T aerial
  10. 10. Detailed Specification Backend Relatively high spec. is preferred but not essential. e,g, dual/quad core, 1-2TB HDD, 2GB RAM, fast network card, tuner card(s), Linux Operating system (Mythbuntu, MythDora) Frontend Any PC in the school, e.g. teacher’s PC, An old Xbox even works! Linux, Mac OSX preferred Network Wireless, wired (preferred)
  11. 11. Setup Install Mythbuntu on backend Download iso image, and burn to blank CD Install Backend Configure Install MythFrontend Linux OS is optimal Mac OSX is well supported Windows comes in a close second
  12. 12. Demonstration
  13. 13. And there is More… MythTVs add-on modules (plugins) include: MythVideo plays various video file formats MythMusic a music player, jukebox, collection manager, and CD ripper MythGallery online photo gallery manager MythNews RSS feed news reader MythWeather fetches weather forecasts - including weather radar - from the Internet
  14. 14. And there is even More… MythBrowser small web browser MythGame frontend for game console emulators MythWeb controls MythTV from a remote web browser MythArchive DVD burner MythNetvision streaming video player intended primarily for Flash-websites like YouTube MythZoneMinder frontend interface for a ZoneMinder system UPnP AV MediaServer v1.0 compliant server: share media files with UPnP-clients
  15. 15. Legal Considerations Educational establishments (Exemptions). Literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works can be copied for the purposes of instruction and of preparation for instruction provided: the copying is done by or on behalf of the person giving the instruction the copying is not by means of a reprographic process the copy is accompanied by sufficient acknowledgement. A copy of a recording, literary, dramatic work etc can be made for the purposes of setting or answering the questions in an examination. A copy can also be done for the purposes of an examination by way of communicating the questions to the exam candidates. A copy of a recording can be played in an educational institution before an audience limited to teachers and pupils of that educational establishment or other persons directly connected with the activities of the establishment. The playing or showing of the recording can be made by a teacher or pupil in the course of the activities of the establishment concerned, or by any person for the purposes of instruction. A parent or guardian of a pupil in the educational establishment is not a person directly connected with the activities of the educational institution. Recording by educational establishments of broadcasts and television programmes are not permitted where there is a licensing scheme and the person making the copy knew or ought to have known of its existence
  16. 16. Q&A
  17. 17. Links Mythtv: Main site : OSX Ports: Windows port: Discusion Forum: Alternatives: Xbox Media Centre : Windows Media Center (WMC): Freevo: ttp:// Copyright Act, 1963 Ireland