Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mythchromium - Add a Menu Button in MythTV that Launches a Web Browser

Mythchromium is a small script that adds a Chromium menu button and optionally a Chrome menu button in MythTV which launches the browser full screen.  Controlling the mouse cursor with a TV remote is also an option.  Additionally, automatically opening lv.tedsblog.org is an option.  This website contains links to video streaming websites.  Mythchromium is for Ubuntu Linux and other similar Linux distributions.


Mythchromium Instructions

  1. Install HTPC Browser Launcher by following the instructions at htpc.tedsblog.org/2020/03/htpc-browser-launcher.html.
  2. Navigate to github.com/heyted/mythchromium/releases, and download the latest tar.gz file.
  3. Put the tar.gz file in your home folder.
  4. Open Terminal, and enter "tar -xvf mythchromium-20200326.tar.gz -C /tmp/ && cd /tmp/mythchromium-20200326 && ./mythchromium.py" without the quotes.  Change the version numbers if needed to match the downloaded file name.
  5. The downloaded tar.gz file can be deleted.
  6. Restart MythTV Frontend.

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