Appendix P: Operating System Differences Edit

SageTV is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. While SageTV operates similarly on all available systems, there are a few differences that a user may need to be aware of. Those differences are covered below.

SageTV for Windows Edit

Most of this manual covers the use of SageTV on a Windows system, since that is the first OS usable with SageTV.

SageTV for Mac Edit

SageTV for the Mac has these differences:

Service mode is always used, so the service will use while the UI will get its settings from (See below for the locations of these files.)

All photos will be imported from iPhoto.

All finished recordings and completed recording conversions will be exported to iTunes.

There is support for the MacMini and Hauppauge remotes.

Since the Mac already includes a DVD decoder, a DVD decoder does not need to be installed before DVD playback is possible.

The locations of some of the files are different. These locations are:

o Properties, database, and STV related files:

/Library/Application Support/SageTV/Data o External plugin libraries: /Library/Application Support/SageTV/PlugIns o Helper tools: /Library/Application Support/SageTV/Tools o Logs: /Library/Logs/SageTV

== SageTV for Linux OEM Edition ==

These are some of the differences for SageTV for Linux:

Service mode is always used.

The Linux UI is the Placeshifter client. As with all Placeshifter clients, DVD and BD playback is not available on the Placeshifter client. But, a media extender client can play non-encrypted imported DVDs and BDs.

The properties and database files are stored in the standard location: in the SageTV server installation directory, and its “clients” subdirectory for the remote clients’ properties files. The server install directory is: /opt/sagetv/server/