Release Notes - 0.20.2

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MythTV 0.20.2 Release

The following fixes have been applied to the release-0-20-fixes branch, formally released as MythTV 0.20.2 on Friday, 24 August 2007.

These are changes since the 0.20.1 release. For changes from 0.20 to 0.20.1 see Release Notes - 0.20.1.

Updated through revision 14282

In addition to many other fixes, this release supports the new Schedules Direct program listings datafeed.

MythTV 0.20.2 Release

MythTV

Major Changes

  • Support for SchedulesDirect including caching and multiple MythTV video sources per SD lineup [See http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-24.html#ss24.4 ]
  • Reduced mythfrontend memory consumption by up to 75% depending on theme and resolution.
    • (N.B. Ranges from 0% with Iulius to 75% with MythCenter)

Features

  • Faster startup of mythfrontend and mythtv-setup from changes to theme prescaling.
  • Improved default theme images with better scaling and anti-aliasing
  • Backported XMLTV changes to help former Zap2It users switch to a new grabber
  • Improved --version output, including the branch name.
  • Entire UPnP stack from trunk backported to address numerous UPnP problems

Fixes

  • Fixes for ATSC (QAM, VSB) channel scanning
  • Fix compilation on systems with both QT3 and QT4 installed by using QTDIR to find the right qmake
  • Fix some recording rules being deleted a day early which caused missed recordings
  • Fix stuttering playback caused by refresh rate detection problem
  • Fixes hdtv, stereo and subtitle icons, by ensuring we link correctly against the recordedprogram table.
  • Fix segfault when accessing mythtv-setup over ssh from a machine without XRandR.
  • Fix some discrepancies in how the preview generator determines the filename.
  • Various updates for german EIT encoding fixups
  • Fix. A "video" stream with an unknown codec will no longer cause the frontend to exit.
  • IVTV recording fixes
  • Fix incorrect use of free() instead of delete.
  • Fix screen repainting problems when using offsets and opengl.
  • Fixes for positioning in the MythCenter-wide program finder screen
  • Fix UTF8 Characters being corrupted for recording titles
  • Fix for cifsxxxx files being left around after a transcode
  • Fix an issue of the wrong filter name appearing in the title section when the user aborted changing filters when trying to change to a Recording Group that had a password.
  • Fix, force Latin encoding for EIT for two German DVB-T Channels.
  • Don't exit the backend if the user has misconfigured their capture cards.
  • Allow --version to be used across ssh even without X11 forwarding.
  • Allow mythfrontend to be built against libdca if it is installed instead of libdts
  • Fix spacing of audio/subtitle track description in OSD Info Popup
  • Fix EIT 'airdate' sanity check
  • Fix, prevent duplicate CI ids

Plugins

Mythvideo

  • Fix mythvideo bug where both metadata trees could be built at the same time.
  • Fix file browse issue where filenames were incorrectly converted to titles.
  • Fixes needed due to allocine site changes.
  • Fix pruning of empty directories in views.
  • Fixes path issues
  • Fixes and improvements to the imdb script

MythDVD

  • Adds a new option "Let transcode determine frame rate"

MythArchive

  • Fix mytharchive/mythburn to work with recent versions of ffmpeg.
  • Fix mythvideo bug where both metadata trees could be built at the same time.
  • Fixes to multipass encoding (HQ Profile)

MythMusic

  • Give the mythmusic plugin an eject button.
  • Fix. Don't keep trying to play ejected CD (partial solution for one scenario)
  • Fixes for Flac 1.1.4

MythWeb

  • Correct a bunch of broken/missing translation strings (#3406)
  • Errors messages when unable to connect to MSNBC and weather.com are now suppressed
  • Fixes for the mobile-template detection
  • Add Opera Mobile browser as a recognised mini-browser
  • Fix for PHP 5.2.x session bug

MythGallery

  • Fix broken 'copy' feature
  • Add wmv to known filetypes
  • Fix Compilation issue with X11

MythWeather

  • Disabled by default in configure since it no longer works

MythTV 0.20.1 Release

See Release Notes - 0.20.1