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In earlier articles I’ve described howto install mythbuntu and configure the backend

In this article I assume that you have a workin Xbox with a quit new version of XBMC.

Download xbmcmythtv

The xbmcmythtv is not being maintained anymore so the version downloadable from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmcmythtv/ does not work with newer versions of MythTV.

However, it is possible to grab a newer version by using CVS.

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@xbmcmythtv.cvs.sourceforge.net :/cvsroot/xbmcmythtv login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@xbmcmythtv.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/xbmcmythtv co -P xbmcmythtv

FTP it to your xbox  according to the README instructions.

Configure MySQL

The MySQL client that xbmcmythtv is using is not using the latest version of MySQL protocol, so you must tell MySQL that you will use the old style of password hash.

CREATE USER 'xbox'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'xbox';
GRANT ALL ON mythconverg.* TO 'xbox'@'%';
set password for 'xbox'@'%' = OLD_PASSWORD('xbox');

Setup the Xbox

In the Myth TV menu:

Primary host    <the ip of your backend host>

Protocol     40

In the MySQL menu:

User:   xbox

Password: xbox

Configure Samba

xbmcmythtv uses a samba share to read the recorded TV-shows. I created a new samba share and used the default settings at the Xbox.

In /etc/samba.smb.conf

comment = MythTV Recordings
path = /var/lib/mythtv/recordings
public = yes
writable = no
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
force user = nobody
force group = nogroup

Congratultaions, now you should have a working MythTV setup 😆

7 Responses to “MythTV Xbox frontend part3”

  1. Thomas Lindeborg Says:

    Ganska smal läsarkrets va?

    // Thompa

  2. peter Says:

    En sisådär 6245 unika besökare under 2 månader


  3. beeki Says:

    thanks! i searched a long time to found an update for mythtvxbox thats speeks protocol 40 with my mythtv backend 🙂

  4. ProGamingWorld Says:

    Hey! Can I ask what’s this template you are using in your blog? thanks.

  5. henry Says:

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

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