My ongoing experiences with Ubuntu, and later Mythbuntu, as a media center with MythTV. I'm also using the system for a virtual machine server, a mediawiki server and a general all around home infrastructure base.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Just a quick entry about getting music playing working on MythBuntu. Basically just follow the directions at the MythTV MythMusic page.

Some configuration I did:
  1. Under Utilities/Setup->Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings ->Player Settings->screen 1 check "show entire music tree"
  2. On screen 3 set up some vizualizers
  3. Under Utilities/Setup->Setup->Media Settings->Music Settings ->Ripper settings->screen 2, set the following:
    • Encoding: Lame (MP3)
    • Default Rip Quality: Medium
    • Enable "Use variable bitrates"
That's it for playing. I still can't import CD's at this point - it causes mythtv-frontend to crash! Looks like this bug.
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