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Ubuntu Media Playing Packages


The MythTV packages found in this repository include all my patches as well as VDPAU support.

To install and use my Ubuntu packages on your system follow those steps:

1) Add the signing GPG key

    wget && sudo apt-key add ubuntu-repos.key && rm ubuntu-repos.key

The signing key expired on January 28th 2010. You will have to re-issue the commands above for the repository to continue working

  1. 2)Add repository.

    For Maverick (Ubuntu 10.10)

        echo "deb maverick release" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/avenard.list

   For Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04)

        echo "deb lucid release" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/avenard.list

   For Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10)

        echo "deb karmic release" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/avenard.list

    For Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04)

        echo "deb jaunty release" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/avenard.list

    For Intrepid (Ubuntu 8.10)

        echo "deb intrepid release" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/avenard.list

    For Hardy (Ubuntu 8.04)

        echo "deb hardy release" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/avenard.list

(user of Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty, support for those is discontinued, read here)

In this repository there are also a testing, bleeding and trunk components.

The trunk repository isn’t updated any longer; use the mythbuntu auto-build.

Packages in testing are may not be as stable as what you will find in the release repository and they usually contain work in progress.

Packages in bleeding repository. Contains packages that will replace important system files. They are usually system drivers (like ALSA, LIRC etc).

There are also extra repositories useful to debug or report bugs to be use in combination with release or trunk: those are release-dbgsym and trunk-dbgsym. Read here for more info.

To activate testing or bleeding, add “testing” or “bleeding” to the list of components, like this:

You must always have “release” in the list of components. You can’t use testing on its own

The packages do not rely on having external repositories enabled anymore ; however, I strongly suggest that you enable the medibuntu repository

Browse the repository

Mirroring the repository:

RSYNC access is available for mirroring:


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I keep up to data a Ubuntu repository with some packages I have been creating.

Most packages are media playing related. They include

nVidia drivers, MythTV packages, mplayer with VDPAU support, x264 libraries etc.

Those packages are compatible with other repositories like Mythbuntu.

So you can usually simply upgrade your existing system with my packages without adverse consequences.