LinHES (Linux Home Entertainment System) is a Linux distribution that centers around MythTV.
The goal of this project is to make creating and maintaining a Home Theater PC as simple as possible.
A blank system can be transformed to a fully functional HTPC in around 15-20 minutes.
Thats only 20 minutes to have a system that is capable of:
- Watching & recording television
- Pausing live tv
- Playback of DVDs and most popular video formats
- Retrieve fanart and information about your videos
- Jukebox supporting multiple audio formats
- View images
- Get the latest news & weather
- Play Games
Why choose LinHES?¶
We feel the product should work more like an appliance and not require alot of upkeep, but at the same time add artificial limits.
Most of the system configuration, operation and in some cases even installs can be accomplished using only a remote control.
However if your a person that likes to tinker and work directly with the OS that option is still available. All the configuration wizards can be disabled to avoid overwriting custom work.
Expanding a LinHES cluster to mutliple systems takes even less time to setup then the main system. During the install all relevant settings from the main system are synced with the new remote frontend. No need to worry about trying to remember file locations or other settings, it's all done automatically making for a nice consistent system.