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

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andres Mejia <mcitadel@gmail.com>

* Package name    : mythtv
  Version         : 0.22
  Upstream Author : Isaac Richards <ijr@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
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

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