is coming to Auckland in 2015 

Filed under: Conferences, OpenMedia News on Friday, January 10th, 2014 by steve

We have the pleasure to announce that will be know as Linux.conf.Auckland for 2015. OpenMedia thanks Linux Australia for their confidence in the Auckland team.

For more details see and we look forward to seeing you all in Auckland NZ in January 2015.

LCA 2015 Auckland bid meeting 

Filed under: Conferences, OpenMedia News on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Administrator

As well as OSDC 2013 OpenMedia are part of a team bidding to host 2015 in Auckland NZ.

We are calling a meeting for anyone who is interested in being involved this the LCA Auckland 2015 bid. It will be held in the cafe area of the Owen G Glen building of Auckland University on Saturday 15th June from 1pm. The cafe will be open until 1:30 for those who want a coffee or lunch.

This session is open to anyone who’d like to get involved in bringing one of the most important Linux and Open Source events in the world to the City of Sails.

The car park has a flat rate of $6/day for Saturday, motorbikes are free, and plenty of buses go past the University.

OpenMedia pleased to be involved in OSDC 2013 Auckland 

Filed under: Conferences, OpenMedia News on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Administrator

Both Cherie and Steve from OpenMedia are very please to be part of the team running the Open Source Developers Conference 2013. This year the event will be taking place at the Langham Hotel in Auckland from the 21st – 23rd October. The Call for Papers is already out and Early Bird ticket pricing is also available. For more information see

OSDC was one of the first international conferences that the OpenMedia team had the privileged of speaking at back in 2007, and we are very happy to be part of the team bring this event to Auckland for the very first time.

Production of myPVR discontinued 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 by steve

As of 2012 we have decided to discontinue both production and ongoing development of myPVR. This has been a very hard decision to make given the time and resources we’ve invested in myPVR over the last 6 years, and we’d like to thank all of our customers for their support over this time. We’d also like to thank members of the MythTV community, both locally and internationally, as without their assistance we’d never have produced such a capable product.

A large amount of the IP associated with myPVR has already been incorporated into the upstream MythTV project or in the MythBuntu distribution. We are looking at a way to make the remaining components available under a suitable Open Source license at some point in the future.

OpenMedia at LCA 2010 in Wellington 

Filed under: myPVR News, OpenMedia News on Friday, January 15th, 2010 by Administrator

Once again OpenMedia will be attending This year both Steven and Cherie will be attending the event in Wellington.

Steven is presenting as part of the Sys Admin Miniconf on Tuesday 19th January, plus they will be demoing a preview of myPVR v3 at the Open Day on Saturday the 23rd.

If you are in Wellington this year for LCA try and catch them for a coffee or a beer over the conference week.

OpenMedia at the 3rd Auckland Barcamp 

Filed under: OpenMedia News on Friday, July 10th, 2009 by steve

Steven from OpenMedia will be at this weekend’s (11 July) Barcamp in Auckland.  This event is again being held at Botany Downs Secondary College from 9am – 5:30 pm.

This is the third Auckland Barcamp, and the two previous events were excellent. Yet again the event has proved to be hugely popular and registrations have already closed.

If you happen to be attending Steven will be presenting a session on installing MythTV from scratch, and will be available to answer questions on media and Open Source related topics throughout the day.

LCA 2009 Hobart Tasmania 

Filed under: OpenMedia News on Sunday, January 11th, 2009 by steve

LCA 2009 logo
Steven from OpenMedia will attending Linux.Conf.AU, which this year is being held in Hobart from 19th – 24th January. He will be speaking at the MythTV and System Administrators Miniconfs that lead up to the main conference program.

NVidia Announce HW Accelerated H.264 for Linux 

Filed under: DTV News, myPVR News on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 by steve

NVidia have just announced an updated driver, and a new API (VDPAU), that allows for hardware accelerated decode of H.264 and VC1 under Linux and Unix. For more details catch the article at

OSDC 2008 is just two weeks away 

Filed under: OpenMedia News on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 by steve

OSDC 2008: Sydney
OpenMedia is very pleased to announce that Steven has been asked to speak at this years Open Source Developers Conference, being held in Sydney from 2-5th December. The program is now available for review, and confirmed keynote speakers include

  • Anthony Baxter
  •  Chris DiBona
  •  Andrew Tridgell
  •  Larry Wall
  •  Pia Waugh

Thank you Linux World 

Filed under: OpenMedia News on Thursday, August 14th, 2008 by steve

Linux World SpeakerA big thank you to Don Marti and the team from IDG for the opportunity to speak at Linux World San Francisco this year. It was very interesting to compare such a corporate and business focused event with the more community focused events I’ve attended in the past. I did feel that the overlap with the Next Generation Data Center event didn’t always work out well as I’d liked to have seen more Linux and Open Source centric keynotes.

Slides from my talk on Trac should be available via the conference website, and I’ll look at hosting a copy on our own website soon.

A second thank you to everyone who attended the MythTV and Video BoF at Linux World. I hope you all got something out of the session, and it was great to have representatives from VLC and Neuros present. The impending analogue broadcast switch off for the US in Febuary 2009, as well as the state of the US cable market and access issues for MythTV users were hot topics for discussion.

Last my thanks to my fellow speakers for providing me with such interesting sessions to attend. The variety of tracks across the confrence program did cause occasional scheduling nightmares. The hardest of which to resolve were sessions that clashed with my own talk, including Kyle Rankin’s session System Rescue with Knoppix. Once again Stormy Peters gave an excellent talk on Open Source Governance, though sadly the initial reports in the press mis-interpreted a lot of her intent. We wish Stormy all the very best with her new role as executive director of the GNOME Foundation.