Video streaming with freeBSD

Sean Cavanaugh Millenia2000 at
Mon Aug 11 01:53:52 UTC 2008

From: "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman at>
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:22 PM
To: "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at>
Cc: <stevec at>; <freebsd-questions at>
Subject: Re: Video streaming with freeBSD

>> If the main purpose of your box is to be a PVR, I suggest going with a 
>> Linux
>> distribution and using MythTV (  While I am a fan 
>> of
>> FreeBSD as a web/mail/etc. server, it did not meet my needs when 
>> attempting
>> to build a PVR.  I found the Gentoo Linux distribution most comfortable 
>> for
>> me because it uses a "portage" system similar to the "ports" system of
>> FreeBSD.  Others I tried were package based and didn't always support my
>> hardware.
> I would like to try and put together the most functional FreeBSD based PVR
> system possible, even if it does have less functionality than it's
> Linux counterpart.
> does anyone have a recipe for a working FreeBSD based PVR?
> if not post Ideas for software / configurations / Hardware, and I will
> l make a web page
> out of it.

install multimedia/MythTV from ports tree. doubt you will find a better PVR 

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