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Remote Control for your Myth Box

JRemoteforMyth is a small Java application ge that will let you control your MythTV box directly from your desktop.


  • Java 1.5 or later installed on the CLIENT host (that will be running JRemoteforMyth).
  • Java WebStart either enabled in your browser, or available via the command line (if you have 'javaws' in your path, you have webstart installed)
  • MythTV 0.19 or later
  • You must have the Telnet client enabled on the box running MythFrontend - To enable the Telnet service, go to Settings->General-General.


JRemoteforMyth is a very small application, simply displaying a button pad for pushing 'keys' on the remote. Click on the image for a larger version.

Try it out!

JRemoteforMyth may be launched several ways. If your browser has JNLP enabled, simply click here:

If your browser does not launch this file correctly (for instance, just shows the XML in a screen), try launching via the command line:


As new versions become available, WebStart will automatically download the latest version when you start. Enjoy!