Getting Totem’s MythTV plugin to work

One of the new features of Gnome 2.22 is the fact that Totem now has a plugin to access your MythTV programs. I installed the plugin and found myself wondering what to do next. I checked on Google for totem mythtv and didn’t find anything until today when Google finally got around to indexing a forum post about it on the Ubuntu Forums. I followed the directions about editing Gconf and had success!

Basically it all boiled down to one very simple thing - you had to give the plugin the address of the computer that has the MythTV backend. Unfortunately, whoever created the plugin decided not to use the “configure” button and makes you go into GConf to edit it. I think perhaps this means that the plugin wasn’t really ready for primetime, but they threw it out there for people to check out.