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 20 minutes.

Thats only 20 minutes to have a system that is capable of:

  • Watching & recording television
  • Pausing live television
  • 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 like an appliance and not require a lot of upkeep, while still allowing expansion and customization.
Most of the system configuration, operation and even installs can be accomplished using only a remote control.
However, if you are 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.

Read more about LinHES features.



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The success of the LinHES Project is a reflection of the goodwill and effort of it's members and wider community. There are also many individuals, companies and organizations who are unable to contribute directly to the project and wish to contribute through other means. Their sponsorship and donations that have enabled our project to access the many resources a project of this size requires to support the needs of its community.
We are very grateful for these ongoing Sponsorships and Donations.

The Sponsers and Donations page is a selection of our major sponsors.


For discussion and support of LinHES go to the LinHES Forums or join #linhes on the freenode IRC network.