It had to happen. I screwed up the ffmpeg installation in the homework for the tutorial, so the tutorial page now has an errata section which explains the problem. Additionally, if you downloaded the VMWare image before now, you’ll need to download a new copy. Sorry for any pain caused.
The final version of the MythTV tutorial homework is online. I promise no more changes now (unless they’re minor bug fixes), mainly because I get on a plane in 9 hours to come to Australia. Note that the bottom of the homework gives the details for a VMWare image if you’re too lazy to do the homework.
See y’all at LCA!
I spent the afternoon updating the linux.conf.au MythTV tutorial homework. I did all the homework on a VMWare virtual machine, and it took me about four hours to complete, given that compilation was slow for me in the virtual machine, but downloading was fast.
Next steps are adding ffmpeg setup to the homework, and putting the finished virtual machine online so that lazy people can just download the crazily large file.
Stewart and I are just now putting the finishing touches on our MythTV tutorial for linux.conf.au. Because it’s a tutorial and is therefore meant to be hands one we want people to come along with a machine which is configured so it can take part in a bunch of the demos. To that end we have set homework!
Note that it’s currently a draft, because I’m pretty sure there will be some stuff in there about ffmpeg, but I wanted to get it out so that people can get an idea of what we want to cover, and get a start on the homework.
One other option is for me to make a VMWare image of a machine once all the homework is done available. Would people find that useful? It would be pretty big.