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* Online theme browser and downloader
== MythTV ==
== MythTV ==

Revision as of 20:39, 17 September 2010

Important.png Note: Please note that the following reflects changes for a future release of MythTV. The current release is 31.0.

Important.png Note: This page is actively updated, edited, and modified during the 0.24 development cycle. Expect it to change drastically, on a frequent basis, up until the official release of 0.24. Items may be added, changed, and removed to accurately reflect anticipated functionality and features leading up to the release date.

These are an overview of the changes in the 0.24 release of MythTV. Some of these changes, most notably the fixes, may have been backported to the 0.23.1 release.


Major Changes

  • Support for Blu-ray disc and folder structure playback.
  • Large audio refactor:
    • Multichannel audio, analog or LPCM, output up to 7.1 channels
    • Support audio bit depth > 16 bits (24 bits, 32 bits and float)
    • SSE enhanced audio sample format conversion
    • Audio downmix capability
    • Automatic conversion to audio format supported by the hardware (bit depth, samplerate, channels)
  • Large OSD and Video Playback refactor
  • Support for ISOs, VIDEO_TS, and BDMV over storage groups

New Features

  • MythUI OSD
  • Blu-ray folder/disc parsing and playback.
  • Metadata grabbing in MythGame
  • Fully automatic metadata grabbing in MythVideo, allow users to select artwork to be downloaded
  • Embedded text subtitle support in MKV and others
  • Blu-ray and DVD multi-angle
  • Online theme browser and downloader




New Features
  • Add "Smart Pixmap Preview Offset Creation" - dynamically creates thumbnail preview location (and eliminates PreviewPixmapOffset setting) [23993]
  • Add a popup to inform the user if there's a mismatched timezone configuration between the frontend and backend [r24037]
  • Add a custom rule example for re-recording SD shows when/if it re-airs in HD [25056]
  • Add channel changing monitoring capabilities - allows feedback to the user during Live TV channel changes and allows for scenarios where channel changes may take a long time (e.g., IR blasters, channel changing scripts, etc.) [25543], [25544]
Bug Fixes
  • Fix and optimize the Program Finder when loading programs that start with "A"/"An"/"The" [23853]
  • Fix and cleanup recording group password handling in Watch Recordings [25746]
  • Fix the position being lost in the Recording Rules screen when a rule is deleted [25764]
  • Fix an issue where all recordings would be displayed under the default recording group when using the 'Show Recording Groups' view [26164]
  • Fix an issue with some recordings not showing up in the Watch Recordings screen if there was a space at the start or end of the title [26201]
  • Enable use of custom transcoding profiles - custom profiles could always be created, but now can be used when transcoding from "Watch Recordings" [26267]
  • Fix a crash when using the Advanced Search dialog [26269]
  • Fix Live TV recordings showing up when they shouldn't have in the Watch Recordings screen [26274]
  • Move GUI related verbose debugging out of -v file, and into a new -v gui option [24170]
  • Speed up UI navigation in themes with fanart [24721]
  • Improve GPU memory management - improves performances with VDPAU capable cards that only have 256MB of memory when leveraging VDPAU rendering with the VDPAU painter [25644]
  • Switch to ratings base of 10 - consistent across recordings, videos, and music [25778]
  • Refactor cut list editor UI to take advantage of new MythUI features/functionality (also fixes many open tickets related to the cut list editor) [26111]
  • Don't redraw the Status Box list when deleting or updating an item to prevent the selection from jumping to the top of the list [26203]
  • Save and use last tuned channel for entering Live TV [26320]
  • Removed the following settings:
    • "PreviewPixmapOffset" - Leverage new Smart Preview Offset instead of one-size-fits-all setting {{changeset|23993}
    • "EPGEnableJumpToChannel" - Leverage arrows and numbers as most users typically would [25400]
    • "Display Channel Icons", "What to call unknown programs", and "What category to give unknown programs" settings - set to reasonable defaults/themer's design [25406]
    • "Use Transparent Boxes", and "Popup background shading method" settings - Not applicable/no longer used [25408]
    • "Change channels immediately without select" - Confusing and causes channel seeking issues in specific cases in Live TV [25409]
    • QT Font Size Settings - Not leveraged in MythUI [25410]
    • "Generate Preview image remotely" - All are generated remotely now (Hide additional settings until video previews are re-introduced) [25435]
    • "Theme Cache Size" - Hard coded to cache last 2 themes [25485]
    • Keep reboot and halt settings, but remove the defaults for new installs [25433]
    • System Exit Key - Replace with keybindings [24722]
    • "Independant Muting of Left and Right Audio Channels" - replace with CYCLEAUDIOCHAN key binding [24869]
    • DVD Ripping Settings Screens - DVD import/riping support has been removed, so remove settings [25876]
    • "Always stream recordings from the backend" - Look for files locally first, and if not found then stream from backend [26011]
    • UDP Notify Port - UDP OSD notifications have not yet been ported to the new mythui OSD yet and have been disabled for this release [26069]

Key Bindings, Jump Points, and Input Devices

  • Allow local override of the "TV Recording Playback" jump point with the JUMPREC keybinding in TV Playback. [24111]
  • Fix a deadlock when using the NEXTSOURCE/PREVSOURCE key bindings to switch sources in live TV [24274]
  • Remove "System Exit Key" setting and replace it as a key binding [24722]
  • Remove "Independant Muting of Left and Right Audio Channels" setting and add CYCLEAUDIOCHAN key binding [24869]
  • Fix LIRC handling of keys with modifiers (Alt+Esc, Ctrl+Y, etc.) [25407]
  • Update LIRC client to LIRC release 0.8.6 [25415]
  • Only allow a user to switch card inputs if there is another card input to select [26014]
  • Add an additional keybinding to exit to the DVD menu, rather than exiting playback.
  • New keybinding "SAVEMAP" which can be used when editing a recording cut list (no default mapping) [26111]
  • Modify key binding behaviors within the cut list editor to be more consistent with the rest of MythTV [26111]
  • Fix the ability to bind to Ctrl-L [26204]
  • Add support for AppleTV remote codes [26275]
  • Add support for newer Aluminium Apple remotes [26287]

Guide Data, EIT, Program Info, and Media Metadata

  • EITFixup: heuristic fixup for short events marked as category type "movie" [23973]
  • Major refactor of ProgramInfo [24694]
  • Added a "universal" method of dealing with video, music, and game metadata [24960]
  • Removed KinoX, Allocine, or Alpacine grabbers [24960]
  • Output an error if Schedules Direct XML is not properly parsed [25999]
  • Add support for "Studio" attribute (including "Browse By" and statetype support for themes) [26136]
  • Add EIT Fixups for Norwegian NRK DVB-T transmissions [26355]


  • Fix support for PACE boxes [25608]
  • Fix several models which were incorrectly added in the past [25624]
  • Add another DCX-3200 model number (0x25f1) [25768]


  • Enable UPnP in Mac backend package [25118]
  • Add m4a audio MIME type [25265]
  • Change matroska video MIME type to work with certain DLNA devices [25300]
  • Fix compatibility issues with certain DLNA devices [25390]
  • Add additional ogg-related MIME types [25589]
  • Add date to each video/recording [25668]
  • Add AlbumArt attribute which works for PS3 [25668]
  • Add/Enhance support for Windows 7, WMP 12 (and older), Xbox 360, and XBMC [25763]


  • Fix editable comboboxes [23803]
  • Tuning: Add DVB-T frequency table for Denmark [23988] and sort DVB tables alphabetically [23989]
  • Fix key binding usage during initial database creation [24839]
  • Miscellaneous grammar/consistency/typo fixes for setup/settings - large impact for translators [25039]
  • Rename MythAppearances to "ScreenWizard" [25623]
  • Port language selection prompt to MythUI and add many new features/fixes [25707]
  • Remove "Cross Source EIT" setting [25813]
  • Multiple fixes, improvements, and optimizations with the channel scanner ([26154], [26155], [26168], [26177], [26187])
    • Fix QAM, SCTE, and OpenCable scanning issues - A full scan of Cable in the US/Canada should now produce expected channel numbering on a clean database without conflicts.
  • Fix ability to hit "escape" when trying to cancel a channel scan [26209]
  • Fix - Update the status text in the icon downloader after each search [26213]
  • Only display DiSEqC configuration button for relevant card types [26241]


  • Populate the alsa devices in audio setup by using the API, rather than a static list of devices ([23794], [23961], [24272])
  • Scan and auto-populate audio device settings [25164]
  • Enables TrueHD as the prefered audio format when available, and better language selection logic [23874]
  • Major audio re-write, which provides the following improvements [24847]:
    • Timecode fixes / avsync improvements, performance improvements, clean up, and fixes for every output class
    • Fix multichannel volume control
    • Fix multichannel audio, stereo output for a range of codecs
    • Pulseaudio fixes and better support (ALSA still preferred for quality and performance reasons)
    • Output is completely free of clipping
    • Improved buffering in mythmusic, aobase and aoalsa, fewer underruns
  • Fix ALSA mixer to open correct device when multiple devices are present [24864]
  • Fix potential issue with multi-channel ordering when seeking/pausing if using OSS [25878]
  • Enable device scan for DirectX audio settings (Windows build) [26251]
  • Fix support for snd-bt87x via ALSA [26261]

Video Playback

  • Add ability to disable the deblocking skiploop filter for h264 decoding ([23981], [23987])
  • DVD Playback: Handle resolution changes more gracefully [23985]
  • Change manual zoom increments from 10% to 5% [24015]
  • Add Blu-ray playback support ([24368], [24370], [24373], [25058], [25059], [25277], [25283], [25284], [25298], [25374], [25373], and more)
  • Massive refactor related to video output as part of the OSD to MythUI changes. For full details, please see #7650
  • Fix improper aspect ration selection in certain cases [24976]
  • Re-enable postprocess filter [25005]
  • Add Preliminary Support for VAAPI - not fully implemented in 0.24 ([25202], [25204], More to come)
  • Improved Direct3D rendering ([25222], [25223], [25225], and more)
  • Updated DVD libraries [25514]
  • Add multi-angle support to Blu-ray and DVD playback ([25732], [25733])
  • Better video timestamp handling which may improve AV-sync under certain conditions ([25652], [25653], [25654], [25661], [25665], [25766])
  • Fix rare MPEG4 decoding/artifact issue properly #3001 [25805]
  • Sync to FFmpeg r24880 (from r21657)[25803], some of the major new and improved features:
    • Native VP8 decoder, AAC SBR and PS (full HeAACv2 support), WebM, libvpx, DXVA2, indeo5, wmavoice, binkvideo, amr-nblib, faad decoder is removed and for now LATM-support
  • Add Crystal HD hardware video decoder support (Preliminary support - known issues/limitations shown in changeset) ([25857], [25984], and more)
    • H.264, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 support is enabled
  • Fix "bottom line video corruption" when playing back HD-PVR clips using VDPAU [26072]
  • Add initial support for DXVA2 hardware accelerated video decoding on Windows Vista and 7 (*not fully supported in 0.24) [26100]
  • Disable OpenGL vsync
    • Affects XVideo, XvMC, and OpenGL playback on linux - please ensure appropriate sync to vblank settings are enabled in the driver - see changeset for more details [26314]

OSD, EPG, CC, and Subtitles

  • Fix EIA-608/708 captions even if they are not described in the PMT caption descriptors [24016]
  • Add SCTE-20 CEA-608 caption decoding [24059]
  • Fix external subtitles when brackets or parenthesis are in the filename [24108]
  • Fix captions that get stuck on screen due to invalid timestamp [24789]
  • Change subtitle default color to white (instead of yellow) when in non-default containers [24956]
  • Convert OSD to MythUI [24972]
  • Enable coverart, fanart, banners, and screenshots to be leveraged in the OSD [25022], [26108]
  • Remove several OSD settings (listed below), which will be handled by the OSD theme [25102], [25104], [25105]
    • OSD Timeout, OSD Notify Timeout, OSD Caption Font, and more TBD
  • Enable OSD timeout values to be either a short (3 secs), medium (5 secs), or long (10 secs) value [25465]
  • Reorganized OSD menu and make the content consistent (remove OSD menu editor customization settings) - slight performance gain [25640]
  • Fix language selection when using teletext captions [25640]
  • Respect "Use Black Background for Closed Captions" setting when using text subtitles [25671]
  • Fix AV Subtitles which have a duration of "0" and account for playback speed (i.e., pause and timestretch) ([25670], [25674], [25756])
  • Add an OSD subtitle font setting [25692]
  • Fix teletext in Live TV [25696]
  • Display available subtitle selections regardless of region/format configurations (PAL/NTSC, etc.) [25697]
  • Scan for teletext menus as well as teletext captions and use the results to populate the OSD menu [25699]
  • Fix playback of captions when defaulted to "on" and more than one caption stream is detected [25702]
  • Add "tvstate" string to OSD - Can provide context of what is being watched (i.e., Live TV, Recording, DVD, etc.) - not yet leveraged by OSD themes [25705]
  • Add "videocodec" and "videocodecdesc" status support to OSD [25728], [26067]
  • Add "audiocodec" and "videodescrip" state information support to OSD [25750], [25753]
  • Add "rating" statetype support to the OSD [26331]
  • Better handle text, CC-608, CC-708, and teletext subtitles in zoom mode [25729]
  • Add support for embedded text subtitle streams ([25769], [25770], [25771])
  • Add support for XSub subtitles (found in DivX) [25866]
  • Add 100ms delay for DiSEqC commands - fixes certain configurations [25973]
  • Use the OSD subtitle zoom percentage to adjust the size of external and embedded raw text subtitles - supports external text, embedded text, and CC-708 [26069]
  • Fix parsing and display of standard definition subtitles transmitted with an HD stream (via DVB) [26090]
  • Only display the audio track selection in the OSD menu if there are multiple tracks [26289]


  • Add a SetTextFromMap(QHash<QString, QString> &map) function to MythUIText [24515]
  • Added gradient fill option for fonts [24796]
  • 2 New/Rewritten hardware rendering contexts: OpenGL (MythRenderOpenGL) and Direct3D 9 (MythRenderD3D9) [24822]
  • 3 New theme painters: Direct3D 9 (MythD3D9Painter), QT - QImage (MythQImagePainter), and YUVA (MythYUVAPainter - a sub-class of MythQImagePainter that converts all rendering to the YUV colorspace) [24822]
  • Add MythUIEditBar widget, to leverage themed edit capability in the OSD [24822]
  • Enable MythUI to display images via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP URIs [25233]
  • Fix image retrieval when a redirect is encountered [25287]
  • Add support for ellipse shapes [25617]
  • Enable <helptext> code, which can provide context sensitive help menus [25682]
  • Add initial support for animated images (no caching) [25801]
  • Fix progress bar appearing full before progress has been made [26058]
  • Smarter caching in MythPainter [26085]
    • An additional side effect is more efficient memory usage during VDPAU playback with cards that have <= 256MB RAM
  • Add a new list wrapping Method - "WrapFlowing" - useful for navigating grid layouts [26229]
  • Deprecated tags/attributes as of .24:
    • Deprecate "font", which is superceeded by "fontdef", in font definitions [24501]
    • Deprecate and warn when "gradient" is used with imagetype - superceeded in favor of shape+gradient [24518]
  • Removed tags/attributes as of .24:
    • Remove deprecated <bold> tag - replace with <weight>bold</weight> [26026]
    • Remove deprecated <secondflash> attribute [26027]
    • Remove deprecated <underline> attribute - replaced with <decoration>underline</decoration>[26028]
    • Remove deprecated font elements, "shadow" and "dropcolor", which were renamed "shadowoffset" and "shadowcolor" respectively [24658]

Network Control

  • Add query for the channel list [25721]
  • Add ability to query and control volume [25722]
  • Fix playback speed control inconsistencies [26217]
  • Fix ability to do preview generation and take screenshots [26283]


  • Smart Preview Pixmap Generation - (In addition: Eliminated redundant pixmap generation) [23993]
  • Fix leaking streamdata in the DVBRecorder (Move basic stream data handling to DTVRecorder) [24002]
  • Extend mythbackend --starttime parse time in both ISO and MythTV formats [24045]
  • HD-PVR: Wait for a keyframe before writing to a new file [24144]
  • Enable the backend to function as the primary central source for internet content sources, scripts, and grabber search requests ([24777], [r24781], [24880], and more)
  • Add a caching download manager to the backend [25351]
  • Add the capture/encoder device label to the backend status page [25411]
  • HD-PVR: Implement signal monitor to determine when the device is ready to record [25544]
  • Run mythfilldatabase automatically by default in cases were mythtv-setup is not run (matches mythtv-setup's default setting) [26063]


  • Various minor scheduler cleanups, tweaks, and optimizations ([23798], TBD)
  • Extend the SchedOpenEnd feature to optionally avoid scheduling back-to-back, same channel programs on the same card, allowing pre/post roll times to be honored [24475]
  • Increase slave WOL time to 5 minutes and run wakeup command if not awake after 90 secs. If the slave backend is unable to wake in time, then reschedule around the slave's tuners prior to the scheduled start time. [24630]
  • Allow the scheduler to attempt to re-record a failed recording (if the rule type permits) [25383]
  • Optimize scheduler performance by only factoring against shows that start now or in the future (not the past) [25498], [25517]


  • Many trivial code cleanups and updates based on cppcheck, static analysis, clang, and other coding best practices
  • Cleanup ./configure to reflect current dependencies and remove legacy features
  • Fix guide to show line color for status, conflict, etc. [24039]
  • Additional support to prevent writing to a full disk [24070]
  • Fix channel icon retrieval when filenames are similiar [24637]
  • Fix: Ensure a valid config directory exists before starting MythTV apps [24668]
  • Update HDHomeRun library to current version - 20100519beta1 [24741]
  • Moved various MNV functions to "core" myth libs, making available RSS parsing, grabber script handling, and other various internet-content related functionalities to all plugins and the frontend ([24775], [24777], [24840], more TBD)
  • Fixed the DB schema version check and backup when the DB schema is newer than what a MythTV application understands [24820]
  • Add a MythDownloadManager class which can be used to download files via MYTH, HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP URIs ([25232], [25351])
  • Bump minimum required version of QT to 4.5 [25249]
  • Add built-in support for handling and decompressing zip files (leverage GPL zip file handling class by Angius Fabrizio) [25270]
  • Add two new Storage Groups - "Temp" and "Themes" [25351]
  • Fix "Delete but allow to re-record" to ensure that the program is no longer recording before trying to reschedule [25363]
  • Allow storage groups to contain non-ASCII characters [25512]
  • Add a dummy video recorder for demos and testing [25554], [25691], [25880], and more - see #8580
  • Rebrand "Commercial Flagging" as "Commercial Detection"
  • Remove fribidi requirements as QT4 handles LTR language support [25806]
  • Add preliminary support to playback remote unencrypted DVD and Blu-ray directory images and unencrypted DVD ISO files via MythTV's streaming protocol/storage groups [25858]
  • Create "libmythmetadata" - centralizes video metadata, scanning, parental controls, etc into a common central library (currently only leveraged for MythVideo) [25895]
  • Optimize "remote" file read (i.e., streaming) performance from frontends to backends, particularly when they are on the same hardware [25987]
  • Removed libfaad [25803], [25994]
  • Fix Channel Groups with names containing DB-special characters [26005]
  • Add a "Scan All" option for locating videos across local, network, and video storage directories [26032]
  • Fix a number of locking problems in the RingBuffer - optimizes performance including seeking, fixes a few conditions which could cause segfaults, and fixes a problem where files might not play back [26101]
  • Optimize, refactor, and speed up preview generation and transport [26106]
  • If the database connection is down on entry, retry connecting before failing [26225]
  • Fix remote HTTP screenshot feature (i.e., http://<frontendhost>:6547/MythFE/GetScreenShot) and support png(default), jpg, and gif file types with optional format parameter [26240], [26242]
  • Require clients to pass a unique token in addition to protocol version when attempting to connect to the backend ([26280], [26281]) - see ticket #8877 for more details
  • Fix previews for 1080i content from showing green lines at the bottom [26340]

Translations & Localization/Internationalization

  • Update several strings to use numerous form translations ([24195], [24196])
  • Added support for multiple languages for TMDB data [24811]
  • Add ISDB frequency table for Chile [25198]
  • Fixed several inconsistencies in the source regarding capitalization, ellipses, words and phrases, and units across themes, plugins, and core MythTV [25354]
  • Add preliminary US English MythLocale defaults [25425]
  • Renamed NuppelVideoPlayer to MythPlayer [25555]
  • Added flags of the world to default theme for use in locale selections [25556]
  • Fallback to en_US when locale cannot be determined from the system [25700]
  • Remove translations in menu XML files, and eliminate duplicate locations where translations are made (.ts files only now) ([25632], [25633], [25789])
  • Add Cyrillic support to the Program Finder [26050]
  • Fix translation of theme strings containing newline (\n) characters [26053]
  • Fix "pulsed" OSD text used in the the countdown timer to be translatable [26070]
  • Fix plural translations in mythfrontend's playbackbox (PBB) and Program List (proglist) [26151]
  • Enabled additional translatable strings:
    • Enable Channel Scanning strings to be translatable [24539]
    • Enable JumpPoint info to be translatable in MythWeb [24916]
    • Enable additional MythWeather screens to be translatable within MythWeb [24920]
    • Enable mythtranscode, mythcommflag, mythlcdserver, and mythfilldatabase status messages to be translatable [24080]
    • Enable theme descriptors and errata in the theme chooser to be translatable [26249]
  • Added the following new translations:
  • Updated existing translations:
    • Updated Russian MythFrontend, MythVideo, MythBrowser, MythGallery, MythMusic, MythWeather, and MythNews translations ([24940], [25358], [25482], [26160], [26330], [26344])
    • Updated Italian MythFrontend translations [25359]
    • Updated Hungarian MythFrontend, MythVideo, and MythNews translations ([25481], [26318])
    • Updated Estonian Mythfrontend and mythplugins translations ([25775], [26158])
    • Updated Hellenic (Greek) translations for MythFrontend and MythVideo ([25893], [26180], [26181], [26345])
    • Updated Spanish MythGame, MythArchive, MythVideo, MythBrowser, and MythFrontend translations ([26105], [26159], [26171])
    • Updated Dutch MythFrontend, MythVideo, MythArchive, MythBrowser, MythGame, MythNews,and MythWeather translations ([26156], [26170], [26346])
    • Updated Norwegian MythFrontend translation [26347]




  • Add a basic mythui-enabled OSD theme [25293]



  • Add a clock to recordings screen [24524]


  • Add a basic mythui-enabled OSD theme [24823]



  • Add trackstate icons to MythMusic miniplayer [24683]
  • Add a basic mythui-enabled OSD theme ([24823], [26298])
  • Display the production year of a search result to help distinguish between results with identical title [25948]

Misc. Theme Development

  • Restore menu theme fallback behavior [24036]
  • Add new image preview and textarea options in the channel editor and icon importer [24073]
  • Add a DTD and XSD for validation and restrictions in mythui themes ([24500], [24511], [24666], [24516], [24538], [24503], [24505], [24544], [24998], and others)
  • Add a basic mythui-enabled OSD for default and default-wide themes [24823]
  • Add artwork selector to default/default-wide [24961]
  • Removed the following old OSD themes which were no longer compatible with the new MythUI capable OSD [25117]
    • Iulius-OSD, Mono-OSD, ProjectGrayhem-OSD, Retro-OSD, Titivillus-OSD, blootube-OSD, blueosd, BlackCurves-OSD, Gray-OSD, and isthmus
  • Add a "Theme Downloader" which can browse, download, and add themes directly in the UI ([25275], [25351], More to Come)
  • Update the FreeFont fonts distributed with MythTV to the current 20090104 version [25382]
  • Cleaned up menu theme files - removed dead plugins and translations are now in .ts files ([25632], [25638], [25633])
  • Add video info (width, height, framerate, and codec) to default OSD theme [25888]
  • Add a few high resolution theme preview images as the new theme downloader can present them at fullscreen ([25929], [25930], [26312])
  • Add a new "Theme Chooser" screen to browse and select local and downloadable themes ([26002], [26017], [26210], and more)
  • Replace previously deprecated (and now not permitted) <bold> tag with <weight>bold</weight> [26026]


Mac OS X

  • Add Apple remote sequences used in Mac OS X 10.6 [24162]
  • Add a few additional build flag options (-force, -noclean, -srcdir) [24353]
  • Fix fullscreen to work properly without hack [24711]
  • Enable UPnP from Mac backend package [25118]
  • Enable MythWelcome for OS X [25130]
  • Fix window scaling bug when exiting program guide ([25133], [25139], [25263], [25279], [25291], [25292])
  • Enable Apple-W key combination to work [25263]
  • Remove broken OS X DVD video acceleration [25475]
  • Enable mythtranscode for OS X [25521]
  • Add support for VDA (Video Decode Acceleration framwork) on OS X [25571]
  • Fix MythBackend.app, MythCommFlagg.app, and MythJobQueue.app when process serial numbers were passed [25798]
  • Take MythTranscode.app out of app list packaged for backend builds [25800]
  • A plethora of misc. small OS X build cleanup, fixes, and optimizations
  • Add support for AppleTV remote codes [26275]
  • Add support for newer Aluminium Apple remotes [26287]




  • Replace tcrequant with M2VRequantiser for shrinking MPEG2 video [24416]
  • Fix adding MythVideo files when the file is stored in a storage group [24878]
  • Improve stream ordering when using ProjectX [25063]
  • Fix thumbnail image finder to display the correct frame [25067]




  • Eliminate visible border around images when using OpenGL [24662]
  • Properly rotate pictures regardless of localized exif data [24862]
  • Add support for the MP4 extension [24895]
  • Trim exif data to prevent false display of null captions [25361]
  • Add "Reduce to fit" scaling option - same as "Scale to fit" except it won't scale images up, only down [25659]
  • Swap up/down scrolling behavior for consistency [25662]
  • Fix Jump Points while in mythgallery [25666]
  • Add support for RAW photo formats - requires dcraw (--enable-dcraw) [25667]
  • Fix displaying EXIF info when using QPainter [25780]
  • Fix crash when entering empty gallery directories [26214]
  • Fix crash when using "Show Devices" [26266]


  • Add metadata and image support ([24989], [24993])
  • Add a grabber for giantbomb.com for game metadata retrieval [25032]
  • Fix scan when extensions field is left empty [25779]
  • Fix crash when a game doesn't have a valid command line/executable configured [25793]


  • MythMovies is no longer supported as of 0.24 and has been removed [24939]


  • Add some events to the music player for state changes like track changed, metadata changed, volume changed, etc. [24599]
  • Improved buffering in mythmusic, aobase and aoalsa, fewer underruns [24847]
  • Mythmusic CD playback buffering fixes [24847]
  • Add a simple track info screen and a volume/mute popup dialog [24619]
  • Add the framework to be able to play from sources other than locally accessible files (i.e., future support for storage groups, streaming, etc) ([25473], [25520], and more)
  • Add preliminary Shoutcast support (No UI until MythUI is implemented in MythMusic) [25524]
  • Fix a segfault when editing a playlist and other various tasks [25560]
  • Fix CD Playback [25561]
  • Fix playback of songs with "#" in the filename [25649]
  • Fix playback of playlists that contained songs with accented characters [25650]
  • Fix crash of test playback on the Import Music screen [25651]
  • Fallback to reading ID3v1 when ID3v2 is not available [25678]
  • Fix saving current position when exiting playback screen and resume mode is set to "track" or "exact" [25681]
  • Fix a bug where it was required to exit mythfrontend before new tracks would appear after importing new music or ripping a CD [26271]


  • Update Rotten Tomatoes and Wired feeds [25451]
  • Update BBC feeds [26237]


  • Add mythtv:season, mythtv:episode, and mythtv:country tags and expose to themers ([24345], [24347], [24348], [24349])
  • Properly initialize a bunch of variables and generally parse items in a cleaner way. Add proper support for iTunes:duration tag which was mis-parsed before. This should fix the totally wrong values for width, height, duration, and a number of others. [24439]
  • Add the following new grabbers ([24527], [24903], [25332], [25335], [25376], [25378], [25412]):
    • BBC iPlayer
    • Hulu
    • Revision3
    • The WB
    • PBS
    • Comedy Central
    • TedTalks
    • topdocumentaryfilms.com
  • ... and the following "Mashup" grabbers
    • MythNetvision Search
    • Nature
    • Trailers
    • Space
    • Technology
  • Build list of search grabbers via the DB rather than parsing locally during every entry of the search screen, greatly improving performance ([24535], TBD)
  • Add the ability to subscribe/unsubscribe from Search Grabbers [24551]
  • Allow themers to dynamically combine metadata using toMap function within MythNetvision [24672]
  • Add MythFillNetvision, a CLI tool for updating tree grabbers ([24752], [24759])
  • Switch to using MythDownloadManager to retrieve content [25346], [25350]
  • Improved external player support for MythNetvision ([24745], [24747])
  • RSS feeds can now be updated and refreshed in the UI without exiting/re-entering [24758]
  • Simply and speed up internet search ([24768], [24769])


  • Remove unique bookmark settings for DVD playback, and make bookmark usage consistant across the internal player [23994]
  • Break out of a "Play Folder" action if a video is quit within 10 seconds [24068]
  • Drastically reduce search time in certain scenarios by adding indexes to mythvideo's cast, genre, and country tables [24082]
  • Add support for TMDB movie "Taglines" [24512]
  • Allow themers to dynamically combine metadata using toMap function within MythVideo [24670]
  • Add mass metadata download [24961]
  • Add a (theme optional) artwork picker to choose which graphics to download and use [24961]
  • Added automatic metadata search after video scan [24982]
  • Add a "processed" flag to the database indicating eligibility for a mass metadata grab and rebrand "Metadata" as "Details" [24980]
  • Fix Storage Group scanner to properly scan VIDEO_TS and BDMV folders in the Videos SG [25767]
  • Remove MTD (myth transcoding daemon) and therefore the ability to directly rip DVDs ([25874], [25876])
  • Move all scanning, metadata, and DB manipulation out of MythVideo and into core MythTV (via the new - "libmythmetadata") [25895]


  • Add unit (F or C) to temp on 18h screen [23992]
  • Changed kph to km/h [23992]
  • Added copyright to various weather screens & enforce the use of the copyright widget ([23992], [26142])
  • Added UTF-8 support for script output [23992]
  • Changed the local cache file to replace "/" with "-" to prevent conflicts with scripts that use "/" in station names [23992]
  • Added the option to return no data for an item by returning "---" [23992]
  • Increased the size of the location field in weatherdatalayout to varchar(128) [23992]
  • Added yr.no service - 3 day / 6 day / 18 hour (actually 36 hour) [23992]
  • Added wunderground service - 3 day / 6 day [23992]
  • Check for perl dependencies during configure ([25141], [25181])
  • Themes now show copyrights for weather maps/data when applicable [25152]
  • Removed weather.com maps to avoid conflicting with TOS [25182]
  • Add Weather Underground (wunderground.com) static & animated radar maps [25206] [25820]
  • Fix updating the display of weather maps when an update occurs [25220]


  • Updated for tmdb.pl changes and cover art storage groups [23859]
  • Remove unused Time Stretch setting on recording rules [24633]
  • Fix commfree/commmethod usage in MythWeb's lite template [24801]
  • Fix TimeZone issues when importing ical/ics files into Google Calendar [24910]
  • Minor flash player improvements [24911]
  • Fix "force http" setting for streaming [24912]
  • Fix 404 when starting back playback via MythWeb [24914]
  • Fix schedule information afer updating a recording rule [24915]
  • Fix streaming of in-progress recordings [24917]
  • Allow flash player to seek to any position which has been loaded from the server [24919]
  • Fix streaming of videos in storage groups [24924]
  • Fix UTF-8 in the search box [24929]
  • Fix streaming in certain instances when frame size wasn't rounded properly [24931]
  • Properly handle multiple/reverse proxies [24933]
  • Fix deletion of channels under certain circumstances [24934]
  • Allow extended search options to be used globally rather than just to the advanced search [24936]
  • Add a new skin - "Clean Blue" [25006]
  • Bump min. required PHP version to >= 5.3 [25017]
  • Many changes and enhancements related to cache and session handling
  • Dynamically preview skin selections [25021]
  • Fix prototip to work in IE8 [25082]
  • Fix URL creation for RSS and iCal links [25083]
  • Fix saving "useonairguide" settings when editing channels [25387]
  • Fix double suffix (i.e., .mpg.mpg) with direct download links [25388]
  • Add the capture/encoder device labels to the backend status page [25411]
  • Fix number translations to prevent Record Length and Record Date columns from appearing blank [25468]
  • Fix http-302 loop when a channel has no data [26119]
  • Fix missing path separator for videos [26120]
  • Fix display of UTF-8 video titles [26121]
  • Fix "Play Recording on Frontend" functionality [26122]
  • Fix issue where recording schedules might not function properly if overlapped with a disabled rule in the same timeslot [26123], [26133]
  • Fix invalid warnings if channel icons are not available [26124]
  • Fix channel editor from filtering non-visible channels (and other fixes) [26125] [26129]
  • Allow nuv files to be streamed in addition to mpeg/mp4 files [26128]
  • Fix the ability to send a "0" key with the mytwheb remote feature [26222]
  • Better sorting of videos with season and episode data [26224]
  • Add a "Back to the program listing" when creating or viewing recording rules [26226]
  • Add ability to hook into built-in screenshot functions [26244]
  • Fix deleting channel via mythweb [26323]
    • If you have a ton of channels and experiences issues, you may have to increase max_post_size in your php.ini file


  • Fix a couple memory leaks [24581]
  • Fix the colors of the live images when using a V4L2 source in ZM 1.24 [25061]
  • Fix a segfault when displaying the live view when no monitors have been setup [25672]

Support libraries

Python bindings

  • Improve searches for recordings, program guide, and videos with multiple cast/genre/countries ([24223], [24221])
  • Add "mythwikiscripts" command, which lists all scripts on the wiki, and allows users to select and download scripts [24284]
  • Add "mythpython" command for quick access to the python interpreter with all MythTV classes and functions available [24282]
  • Add MythBE.getConflictedRecordings to return a list of conflicting Program objects in the scheduler [24294]
  • Add backend event handling [24292] and a System Event handler [24316]
  • Check for runtime dependencies in ./configure ([24573], [24577], [24764])
  • Conversion of the TMDB [24906] and TTVDB [24944] APIs, as well as grabber [25147] and data [25219] classes to use of the universal metadata lookup format
  • Add a generic UPNP search routine [25147]
  • Rework base data classes for consistency and easier subclassing [25147], [25274]
  • Add data classes for accessing and managing MythMusic data [25274], [25278]
  • Add support for pickling (serialization) of data classes [25303]
  • Make backend [24292] and database [25200] connections thread-safe. Backend connections employ locking, enabling only a single access at a time, and database connections use a connection pool, using one connection per open cursor.
  • Add support for backend download manager [25369]
  • Adds a new 'datetime' class to the utility module [25625]
  • Add several canned functions for access to the frontend over the telnet socket [25634]
  • Add support for creating power recording rules [26112]

Perl bindings

  • Check for Perl dependencies in ./configure ([24587], [24764])
  • Update MythTV::Channel, added and removed references [24799]

Utility Applications


  • Added commercial detection speedup option - scales to 1/4 resolution before processing, resulting in significant performance gains [25657]


  • Ensure unique programid generation for XMLTV-based grabbers that provide episode and season numbers [24724]
  • Fix, simplfy, and improve the handling of star ratings from xmltv [24767]
  • Optimize people and credits during inserts, saves a lot of IO and many seconds [25527]
  • Show --dd-grab-all option in help output - Users are encouraged to use this flag by default, but will need to manually enter it for now in "mythfilldatabase arguments" in mythtv-setup [26033]
  • Update help text for --refresh-all to reflect that it doesn't update today's data and to encourage Schedules Direct users to use --dd-grab-all instead.



  • Wait for playback to complete before renaming or deleting the original file after transcoding is complete [26212]
  • Preserve bookmarks when applying a cutlist [26212]



  • Check the status of MTD to prevent interrupting a rip/transcode in progress [24069]





  • Better handling of ffmpeg versions and updates to several exports [25428], [25429], [25431]
  • Add H.264 mencoder exporter [25430]
  • Add ETA timer to mencoder jobs [25710]
  • Remove transcode exporters [25708]
  • Remove VCD, SVCD, and DVCD encoding profiles [25709]