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Welcome to the DVBStreamer Wiki
Here you'll find information for users and developers of DVBStreamer.

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For Users

Information for user of dvbstreamer including Installation, Running and FAQ.

For Developers

Information for developers wanting to help with DVBStreamer, use the Plugins API or control DVBStreamer using the remote control protocol.

News

  • 20th April 2010 - Release candidate for Version 2.0.0 released.
    Release candidate includes
    • New filtering engine
    • DSMCC Download (Needs more work but has been tested on Freesat/Freeview in the UK)
    • Freesat EPG support.
    I've also release version 0.1 of the new python bindings for dvbstreamer which include a new app to download EPG data to xmltv format.
  • 2nd October 2009 - Version 1.2 released.
    New release includes
    • Fix for problems when compiling with only DVB or ATSC enabled.
    • Fixes issue with ATSC EPG showing the wrong channel names.
    • Fixes issue with the wrong start/end time for DVB EPG.
    Version 2 is still progressing with a re-write of the transport stream filtering component, which should make the rest of the code a lot simpler and better support devices with a limited number of PID filters.
  • 26th January 2009 - Livepause
    This is just a quick note to say that I've been working on a new companion app to dvbstreamer, livepause. Basically this app handles the details of buffering a single program transport stream (from DVBStreamer say) or a program stream (from a PVR card) and then serving the buffered data over HTTP or raw TCP to a media player, like xine or vlc.
    The intention is for this to replace a large chunk of python code I wrote for freevo, as the python code used way too much CPU.
  • 19th November 2008 - Version 1.1 released.
    New release to fix problems compiling under Ubuntu 8.10, no major changes as I'm now working towards 2.0 so further 1.x release will be bug fixes only.
    2.0 is coming on along nicely and hopefully should be ready for release sometime early next year. The main changes will be:
    • A cleaned up command interface (ie always need quotes when selecting a service with spacesin rather than some commands needing it and others not)
    • Scan integrated into DVBStreamer so no need to generate a channels.conf and then use setupdvbstreamer any more.
    • Ability to send the output of multiple filters to the same destination, by using a new mrl (output://<name>)
    • New properties interface to allow access to internal settings of DVBStreamer with a nicer programming interface than the current 'vars'
    • Moving EPG capture into a separate app to allow it to be shared by multiple DVBStreamer instance, and of course only be load if you want to use it.
    • Much improved support for USB 1.1 devices (auto detects them and switches to hardware restricted mode instead of full TS mode).
  • 26th June 2008 - Version 1.0 finally released.
    Been a long time coming but this release has had a large number of bug fixes (thanks to all who submitted bug reports) as well as 2 new features.
    The first new feature is a traffic monitoring plugin to show bandwidth used by different PIDs.
    The second feature is a new event framework that expose internal events like multiplex changed, primary service changed, service additions/removals and frontend locked/unlocked.

Now to start thinking about what 2.0 should look like..... --AdamCharrett 05:19, 26 June 2008 (PDT)

Blog

DVBStreamer now has a blog to update you on my oh so important thoughts for the moment.... DVBStreamer Blog

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