How to set up a mythtv backend on a headless raspberry pi 2

First install the raspberry pi 2 debian Jessie distribution found here. This has packages optimised for the raspberry pi chipset, but is otherwise the usual Debian jessie. Set up the system in the usual way so you have a user account. Make sure you attach a decent sized USB hard disk for storing the mythtv recordings....

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Encoding H.264 to stream to PS3 with mythtv

This took me ages to figure out and I couldn't find any useful information. To rip a DVD and have it available to stream to my PS3 using mythtv backend, I used Handbrake on Linux. H.264 encoding gives by far the best quality per bit, but getting the Playstation to stream such things is a...

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HDStar S2 USB satellite tuner on Linux

Update Oct 2011: The driver for the HDStar S2 appears to be included in Linux 3.0, and should work without any of the instructions below. I've been looking for a way to get mythtv running again since I moved to an area of Cardiff with terrible TV reception. Luckily, there is a satellite dish attached...

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Data transformation and likelihood functions

  Chris and I have been discussing the correct way to transform likelihood functions with different parameterisations of a dataset. This is something that keeps coming up so I thought I'd take a few notes on it. We started off with a complex $N$-dimensional data vector, which I'll call , which has a covariance matrix...

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