Saturday, May 19, 2012

Using Stable XBMC 11.0 Eden with Mythtv 0.25

This is a guide to download and build the stable version of XBMC 11.0 Eden with MythTV 0.25 support. By stable, I mean a stable build of XBMC. The connection between XBMC and Mythtv still has some issues, but works good enough until a better solution is in place.

These are instructions for an Ubuntu-based system. You may have to adapt the instructions for your own distro/OS. These same steps were originally posted in the bug report at:

Step 1: Prepare your system

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
sudo apt-get build-dep xbmc

Step 2: Get the source


Download the source

mkdir ~/xbmc-build
cd ~/xbmc-build
git clone -b Eden
cd xbmc

Patch with Mythtv 0.25 updates

git cherry-pick 3eda5d30bf
git cherry-pick f0d16e9bfd
git cherry-pick bc11fbd0a2
git cherry-pick d03b4fd7dc
git cherry-pick c7452cf768
git cherry-pick 4a45a079f8
git cherry-pick fc79d7b6c6
git cherry-pick 69d55b4700
git cherry-pick e57db292f1
git cherry-pick 01cc2a7994
git cherry-pick 93a569ba24


cd ~/xbmc-build
git clone
# The following assumes you have an existing ~/.xbmc folder.
rm -rf ~/.xbmc/addons/script.mythbox
ln -s ~/xbmc-build/mythbox ~/.xbmc/addons/script.mythbox

Step 3: Build XBMC

cd ~/xbmc-build/xbmc
make -j2 # the 2 indicates dual-core
sudo make install

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I know this is a very old blog post in Internet time, but it just saved me a bunch of time as I tried to get XBMC talking to my MythTV back-end.