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New MythTV Interface Preview

Nov 18, 2008, 21:05 (0 Talkback[s])

"MythTV is an open-source DVR that was created by Isaac Richards back in 2002 because of his frustration with his low quality cable box. Since then MythTV has progressed into a full featured DVR/media player. It has users all over the world and a huge number of developers working to make the software even better.

"Now, lets get back to what you came here to see. Currently, the interface is fairly static, theme designers can change the look of the screens and move around the preexisting elements, but are very limited in what other changes they can make. It is possible to add new elements to the interface but these can't be dependent on information in the database. The image above simply shows a curved list in the new UI, it's not overly exciting, but it wasn't possible before either. The first pictures below show the existing Watch Recordings screen and how it looks after being recreated in the new interface. As you can see the green dots, to indicate a current recording, were added to this layout."

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