OpenPCTV is an open source and freely distribute GNU/Linux operating system derived from the Ubuntu Linux distribution and designed from the groundup to act as a media center and video recording solution for your home entertainment needs.
In order to become a reliable PC TV distribution, OpenPCTV uses the powerful XBMC media center software (now known as Kodi), the VDR (Video Disk Recorder) application, as well as the Enigma2 satellite TV program.
Distributed as a 64-bit Live CD
OpenPCTV is currently distributed as a bootable and minimal Live CD ISO image, supporting only the 64-bit architecture. You can deploy the Live CD on a portable USB flash drive and connect it to your big screen TV, in order to transform it into a veritable media center solution.
Offers advanced boot options
From the Live CD boot menu, you will be able to start the OpenPCTV operating system on the default target device, start the distribution only with VDR, Kodi or Enigma2PC software, install it to a local disk drive, as well as to start it in setup or debugging mode.
Getting started with OpenPCTV
The first boot option is the default, but not the recommended choice for all users, as you will be asked to perform various tasks, such as to set the global locale and language, change the timezone, or to configure the network and DVB driver.
If you want to use OpenPCTV for a certain operation, such as to record video streams, choose the respective option from the Live CD boot menu (e.g Start OpenPCTV VDR). This way, the operating system will automatically load only that software, and you can get started in a couple of minutes without too much hassle.
Runs on Raspberry Pi
Besides deploying OpenPCTV on personal computers, you can also use it on the tiny Raspberry Pi computer board. For mode details, please watch the following video http://youtu.be/lPcJ-kZliaY. Download links of OpenPCTV for Raspberry Pi can be found on the project’s homepage (see link below).