Release Notes - 0.25

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

Important 0.25 Dates
Event Date Changeset
Development Started 10/19/2010 [de679e4]
RC 1 Released TBD TBD
RC 2 Released TBD TBD
Final Release TBD TBD

Important.png Note: This page is actively updated, edited, and modified during the current development cycle (expected to become the "0.25" release). Expect it to change drastically, on a frequent basis, up until the next official release. Items may be added, changed, and removed to accurately reflect anticipated functionality and features leading up to the release date.

Below is an overview of the changes currently in unstable/development code, which will become a future release of MythTV. Some of these changes, most notably the fixes, may have been backported to the 0.24-fixes branch. This is a fairly comprehensive list of significant or noticeable changes that impact the user experience in some way. For every change listed on this changelog, there are many times more changes not listed related to the core framework and inner workings of the software which allow MythTV to do what it does - in other words, what is listed is just the tip of the iceberg.


Key New Features

  • Enable certain MythNetvision sources to be controlled via remote(lirc) instead of keyboard/mouse
  • MythMessage, a user messaging interface (replacement for mythtvosd)
  • Web based backend setup utility (replacement for mythtv-setup)
  • HTTP control capabilities for MythFrontend (Proof of Concept)
  • Support E-AC3, TrueHD and DTS-HD digital passthrough
  • Hardware profiler to help developers understand the user's hardware landscape (opt-in)
  • DirectX Video Acceleration 2 (DXVA2) on Windows (alpha support)
  • New, robust Microsoft Windows build script
  • Add IPv6 support to mythbackend and mythfrontend

Major Changes

  • Removed XvMC Support
  • Remove libmpeg2 support for video playback
  • Re-write of API framework (MythXML)

Prerequisite Changes

Minimum version changes
  • Python - Require Python v2.6 or higher (remove support for v2.5)
  • Taglib - Minimum version is now 1.6 or higher
  • Qt - Minimum version is now 4.6.0
Added support libraries/prerequisites
  • Sox - required for nuvexport
  • libxml2 - optional for blu-ray disc metadata parsing (>= v2.6)
  • libudf - optional for detection of DVD and Blu-ray discs without mounting (libudf is also a subcomponent of libcdio)
  • libass - optional for ASS/SSA subtitle support (>= v0.9.10)
  • libfftw3 - optional for new visualization support
    • existing libfftw3 support in configure appears to be a hangover from previous code, it isn't actually used for anything else
Removed support libraries/prerequisites

Special Notices & Instructions

  • Any third-party applications leveraging MythXML will need to write compatibility with the new API framework

Wikipage.png Items in italics are known to have been backported to 0.24-fixes



New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Fix segfault caused when exiting the Recording Profile settings screen [27191] - fixes #9104
  • Fix inaccurate file size on the program details screen [27343]
  • Clear captions when entering the cutlist editor [27351] - fixed #9206
  • Fix setting the display refresh rate in live tv [62ffcd3]
  • Fix program finder to not show programs on invisible channels [6128e72] - Fixed #9381
  • Fix priority textareas not being updated when priority is increased on a list entry [746ec9e] - Fixed #9512
  • Fixes a few bugs in channel browse mode [d14b660] - fixed #6948, ref. #8211
  • When exiting the cut list editor, don't ask to save if no changes were made [27197]
  • Theme Chooser: Always show downloadable themes, cache downloaded theme list, and give enhanced feedback when downloading/loading a theme [4bc8f6f]
  • Exit Watch Recordings if user aborts the initial Rec Group popup [e866f1c] - Fixed #9210
  • Show notification message for a new cut in recording editor [0a17efa]
  • Allow deleting "un-cut" areas in recording editor [a51c237]
  • Add support for the DELETE action to CustomEdit, allows deletion of example clauses [a1c9456]
  • Prevent a crash if a second instance of MythFrontend is allowed to run [aba1fb0]
  • Improved handling of 'Show the Program Guide when Start Live TV' [341efdf]
  • When shutting down or rebooting keep trying alternate methods if the first ones fail [4138b32] - fixed #9102
  • Change the default value for Re-record watched setting to disabled (on new installs only) [a50a337]
  • Allow near-end bookmarks for in-progress recordings [624c23c]
  • Allow users to edit title, subtitle, and description in Watch Recordings (if supported by the theme) [e8ca189]
  • Fix, refactor, cleanup and simplify taking screenshots [fa9f32b]
    • Remove ScreenShot Jumpoint and promote TV Playback SCREENSHOT action as a Global Action
    • See commit for more details
  • Enable playback of streamed http:// files in addition to mythtv:// files [1b1d0a9]
  • Update the disk free bar in watch recordings more frequently ([4426dd6], [62d7084]) - ref. #9771
  • Added Settings:
    • Video Settings: Blu-Ray Mountpoint - for setting where blu-ray discs get mounted [27287]
    • Music Settings: Allow Tag Writing - enable playcount and ratings to be written to and read from ID3 tags [27319]
    • Video Settings: Blu-Ray Region Setting - needed to playback certain blu-ray movies [27382]
    • Grabber Settings: Adds a central configuration location to choose metadata sources [75c7dee]
    • Gallery Settings: Auto-Run - starts MythGallery if media containing pictures is detected (defaults to off) [80d9234]
  • Removed Settings:
    • Video Settings: VCD Player - Removed ability to set external play for VCDs [27287]
    • Video Settings: VCD Drive - No longer needed [27287]
    • Enable Picture Controls - Picture controls are now always enabled [27348]
    • LIRC Keypress Application - irexec can basically do this without MythTV being the middle man [27374]
    • Skip Blank Frames After Commercials - replaced with a sensible default of half of the blank frames before/after a commercial break [27389]
    • Delete DVD Bookmarks after x days - If you don't want a bookmark to exist any more, then just unset the bookmark [bf70617]
    • UI Settings: Theme Painter - Auto-dectect UI painter [fb45eb9]

Key Bindings, Jump Points, and Input Devices

New Features
  • Add a "TV Frontend:VIEWSCHEDULED" keybinding - shows upcoming episodes which match a recording rule, instead of a show title [9ec36ea]
  • Add a new "Search" keybinding (defaulted to Ctrl+S) - access the search dialog in a buttonlist while it has focus [a796d8b]
  • Add 2 new jump points useful for theme/ui development - unbound by default [7c0a238]
    • Toggle Show Widget Borders
    • Toggle Show Widget Names
  • Add "TOGGLEVISUALTISATION" keybinding - unbound by default [8fe7f45]
Bug Fixes
  • Remove "LIRC Keypress Application" setting and functionality [27374]
  • Adds UNDO (default Ctrl-Z) and REDO (default Ctrl-Y) key bindings to the Global context (moved from TV Editing context) [f354621] - refs. #8901

Guide Data, EIT, Program Info, and Media Metadata

New Features
  • Adds a central configuration location to choose metadata sources - Artwork and Datasources Windows [75c7dee]
Bug Fixes
  • Fix a memory leak in the EIT scanner [e137704] - Fixed #9306
  • Fix null characters appearing in EIT data which would cause Live TV to fail and recordings to dissapear [43bef4e] - fixed #8707


New Features
  • Enable audio sync offsets to be stored and persisted across all videos per frontend [27148] - Ref. #4262
  • Always use MythTV's downmixer in place of ffmpeg's on hardware that has SSE3 support - fixes low volume on 5.1 AC3 streams on a stereo system [27375] - fixed #6569
  • Add an Audio Channel Test feature ([00cd344], [21cfaf6], [e44b025])
  • Add E-AC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), DTS-HD Hi-Res, DTS-HD MA and TrueHD bitstream (aka passthrough) support over HDMI ([7531972], [c1cf68b], [649fa85])
  • New audio setup screen, including test capabilities [b2a86a2]
Bug Fixes
  • Only pass-through if we support the number of channels, otherwise downmix - logic was reversed [27225]
  • Fix several places where memory corruption could occur in non-typical scenarios [27368]
  • Fix logic error that forced to have audio advanced checked to get 7.1 LPCM ([98a1969], [f1b4edc])
  • Fix timestamps and silence during pause exhibiting problems under certain conditions [fcd0f4f]
  • Fix ALSA buffer allocation [04c15e1]
  • Fix potential deadlocks resulting in "Waited 100ms for video buffers" [3881415]
  • Fix digital passthrough on Mac CoreAudio [77a852d]
  • Disable passthrough only if using the software volume controller [9499674] - fixed #9688
  • Pause the audio when the video is lagging [afe5669]
  • Change the behaviour of overriding the digital passthrough device - allows a different audio device between plain stereo/lpcm and digital passthrough [27216]
  • Change the way we determine and set the passthrough device and differentiate between 'auto' and the 'default' device - 'auto' is the default audio device but with extra settings for digital passthrough, 'default' is the same device as the main one. [27306]
  • Improve IEC mode - helps fix issues with HDMI passthrough [27307]
  • Change how multi-channel LPCM is configured and referenced in settings [27318]
  • Always re-encode to best supported format [df80fc5]
  • Improve timestamp calculation leading to better A/V Sync (ALSA and Pulse only so far) [5eac843]
  • Automatically select the Default audio track if the container supports it [486d2c5] - refs. #8900
  • Properly disable audio processing when the NULL audio device is used [76b4eec] - fixed #8816
  • Disable passthrough if Audio48kOverride is set and audio stream is != 48kHz [de55ad7]
  • Re-write of AC3 Encoder [de0c5fa]

Video Playback

New Features
  • Add overall studio levels filter (however, the new one currently only works with VDPAU playback) ([27322], [27314], [27316])
    • Removes and replaces the vdpaustudio filter
    • Add keybinding to toggle on/off during playback (not bound by default)
    • Can be enabled, when available, via OSD as well
  • Add overall VideoColourSpace class, replacing output-specific classes ([27340], [27346], [27348]
    • Can be applied across multiple video output classes (VDPAU, OpenGL, etc)
    • Picture controls will be permanently enabled for all output classes
  • Add initial GLSL v1.0 video rendering support ([c0d8c22], [8cb1707], [95717ff], [3299535], [f18c31f], and many more)
  • Add initial OpenGL ES 2.0 support ([287de3d])
  • Implement "smooth sync" which provides predictive frames drops when time stretch needs to playback faster than the displays refesh rate, reducing jerky playback ([4906522], [8fd44c8], [2fe9124], [956b4f2], [3b10231]
  • Add 2 new video fill modes - Vertical Fill (crop off sides) and Horizontal fill (crop off top) [53bc658] - ref. #9035
Bug Fixes
  • Fix (and improve) current position and duration detection and display [27326] - Fix #9109
  • Fix FFWD/REW response time repositioning [27356]
  • Fix tilted video when using odd geometries and the Xlib 'fallback' video renderer [27392] - Fixed #9139
  • Fix setting the display refresh rate in live tv [3396a46]
  • Fix seeking after LiveTV transitions [3716894] - refs. #9023
  • Force reload of context and stream properties when switching between LiveTV segments [13722d7] - Fixed #9542
  • Fix BBC frame detection [c9c2545] - Fixed #9410
  • Fix duration/position information for MHEG and audio only playback [4e815b0], [98286fe] - Fixed #9570
  • Fix lockup when keys are pressed while playback is starting [5ec80d8]
  • Simplify the OpenGL linear blend and kernel deinterlacers, increasing performance and potential for better results [27349]
  • Speed up resumption of playback after seeking (regression from 0.23) - [27372]
  • Remove XvMC support ([252f801], [5e5908b])
  • Remove libmpeg2 decoder from playback options (library still used within mythtranscode) [ebf9778]
  • Removes CPU++, CPU+, and CPU-- playback profile groups [4cd8186]
    • Systems set to use any of these profiles groups are changed to use the default group, "Normal"
    • Changes users' custom profiles to replace XvMC and libmpeg2 decoders with standard (ffmpeg) and XvMC video renderer with Xv (xv-blit) and ia44blend OSD renderer with softblend.
    • Set default on new setups to "Normal"
  • Fix certain playback issues and incorrect durations by generating duration and bitrate based off of the video stream due to an ffmpeg change [4eba49f]
  • Refactor frame rate handling [dcdce27]
  • Use the livetv ringbuffer timeout when switching channel/program (Default is 2 seconds) [4e8d935]
  • Skip past the initial cut area when starting playback [4859032] - Fixed #9538
  • Temporarily Disable Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) [27e125f]
  • Construct the Live TV object immediately - results in a significant speed-up in starting Live TV [48bf9de]
  • Construct the TV (non-liveobject immediately [6834dba]
  • Store calculated duration in the db [5366399]
  • Faster pausing when switching programs in live tv [e45da57] - refs. #9511, #9546
  • Simplify timestamp selection code which fixes AV-sync for AVI video [eb3c98c]
  • Live TV: Ensure embedding is preserved through video re-initialisation [91e5d35] - refs. #9573
  • Slightly smoother playback startup by discarding initial audio packets prior to video time code and start paused and unpause only when ready ([0b1f9d2], [caf431c]) - ref. #9120
  • Support recent CrystalHD library versions [a640aaa] - ref #9608
  • Fix video buffering code to properly play high reference frame videos [f8c108e]
  • VDPAU: Dynamically optimise video buffer size [5e04d57]
  • Re-enable picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) [c65b533] - ref. #9543

Disc Playback (DVD, Blu-Ray, etc) and Media Detection

New Features
  • Blu-Ray: Add future support for mouse clicks (not yet utilized) ([1f17e98], [1b6ea77])
  • Blu-Ray: Add metadata parsing for disc library metadata (when available) - requires libxml2 ([00df584], [ce45745])
  • Blu-Ray: Add OSD menu support (HDMV only) ([5479b3a], [5707d26], [ed2ba06])
  • Blu-Ray: Initial still frame support [98335e9]
  • Blu-Ray: Add a playback loading progress bar [987bf8d]
  • Enable the detection of a DVD & Bluray discs by reading the UDF format data direct from the drive without mounting using libudf [67674bf]
  • Blu-Ray: Store current playback location when entering top menu [4ec47f8]
Bug Fixes
  • DVD: Fix pause state handling when moving away from a still frame [979def4] - fixed #9404
  • DVD: Fix a deadlock condition in certain conditions (i.e., when using network control during a still frame) [fd5e33a] - fixed #9780
  • Unify DVD and Blu-Ray playback into a single menu item - "Play Optical Disc" [27287]
  • Blu-Ray: Added ability to set a Blu-Ray region [27382]
  • DVD: Improve DVD playback - dramatically improve startup playback performance, start-up time, and resolve issues via remote storage groups ([70bcc33], [8f103c6], [ec474d0]) - ref. #9143

OSD, EPG, CC, and Subtitles

New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Teletext decoding and locking fixes (Fixes crash in cutlist editor under certain circumstances) ([27213], [27256], [27381]) - fixes (#9218, #9234)
  • Left justify CC-608 captions to fix jitter [9bfe562] - fixed #9030
  • Fix displaying external text subtitles under a rare situation [e139b29]
  • Update the subtitle font if the fontstretch has changed ([77d419b], [399c1bc]) - Fixed #9164
  • Display the Auto commercial skip option for in-progress recordings in the OSD menu [5d94418] - fixed #9489
  • Ensure teletext images are properly cleared when using XVideo [9980fcf]
  • CEA-708: Fix spontaneous resets [eebd67a] - fixed #9577
  • CEA-708: Fix display of extended characters [956154c] - fixed #9582
  • Fix EIA-608 caption color in certain circumstances [85a5266]
  • If paused, unpause playback when clearing the Delete Recording OSD dialog [27254] - fixes #9228
  • Improved teletext display for font stretching, double height text, and better widescreen fill support [27367] - fixed #9271
  • Refactor teletext to more-closely match the design of other caption/subtitle code - eliminates locking problems and improves responsiveness [27381] - fixed #9271
  • Make text outlining consistent across external, embedded, and CC-608 captions [b674e52]
  • CEA 708 Captions: Ensure text updates are shown as expected and not when a line is completed [f1bc0b5] - fixed #9569
  • Create an Advanced menu option in the OSD Video menu [f20739a]


New Features
  • Add initial support for multiple levels of OpenGL support ([27223], [27236])
  • Allow mapped text and images in the button tree widget [27266]
  • Allows a web page viewed in MythUIWebBrowser to control the music player [d51fd09]
  • Add the ability to change the message on an open MythUIBusyDialog [2c0bdcf]
  • Add the ability to set and reset the message on an open busy popup dialog [2c0bdcf]
  • Add an initial general purpose video widget [6fd3876]
  • Allow LoadInBackground to accept an optional message - If used, the message will set the contents of the busy dialog message [4cf6722]
  • Add an itemVisible() signal to MythUIButtonTree [fcd5054]
  • Add a generic search to button lists [a796d8b]
    • You access the search dialog using the new SEARCH (CTRL+S) keybinding while a buttonlist has the focus
  • Add a new method to MythGenericTree to calculate the present depth in the tree for a given node [31b500f]
  • Add handling for media events to mythui [2a01d50]
  • MythUIWebBrowser: allow unsupported content to be downloaded or played [c1aebb3]
  • Add a couple of jump points to show each widgets bounding rect and name - 'Toggle Show Widget Borders' and 'Toggle Show Widget Names' [7c0a238]
  • Add a MEDIA menu item type to the main menus [d4a4aa3]
  • MythUIWebBrowser: Add a MythWebView::createWindow() function - keeps pages happy the insist on opening new pages [acdc365]
Bug Fixes
  • Fix non-animated GIF reloading causing the frontend to abort [27302]
  • Fix the mouse cursor not re-appearing on movement in old UI screens such as MythMusic [27335]
  • Fix the keypress handling in MythUIButtonTree when using a grid layout in the buttonlist [b2b6633]
  • Fix the button tree widget not reacting to loosing focus properly [971df95]
  • Fix bug in buttontree which required right to be pressed twice to move deeper into the tree [2aeb872]
  • Fix clipping issues with the OpenGL painter [ce0ad7f]
  • Fix mouse usage in popups [afb8995] - fixed #9589
  • MythUIWebBrowser: Fix a problem with making the web page active [f84f268]
  • Auto-hide the mouse cursor after 3 seconds of inactivity and default the "hide mouse cursor" setting to "false" ([27324], [27325])
  • Move the gesture debugging to VB_GUI instead of VB_IMPORTANT [27360]
  • Speedup mythfrontend startup and video playback startup by optimizing background painting in non-QT painters ([72976f3], [3679b7e]
  • Removed tags/attributes as of .25:
    • Remove last remaining support of deprecated "gradient" imagetype - superceeded in favor of shape+gradient [27176]

Network Control

New Features
Bug Fixes


New Features
  • Add new storage group weighting mechanism - Disk % Free [27190]
  • Add a video scanning thread and a new myth protocol command, SCAN_VIDEOS, which will trigger a scan of all video folders. Available via protocol command or mythbackend --scanvideos [27308]
  • Allow file writes to new subdirectories in remote Storage Groups [8fdfa75]
  • Add IPv6 support to mythbackend [8bf5157]
Bug Fixes
  • Fix delete and allow-rerecord when AutoExpireInsteadOfDelete is enabled [0cab1df] - fixes #9360
  • Keep 10 days of old program listings to match the 10 days of recording history [b24b8bd]
  • Remove the, now redundant, UPnP Video scanner [e3b63db] - ref #8801
  • Don't allow slave mythbackends to upgrade database [889f533]
  • Add additional details to the backend http status page [5545696]

Tuner/Recorder Support


IPTV Recorder

  • Fix issues when PAT/PMT table has too large of a payload [9b22460] - fixed #9451


  • Fix channel switching with cx18 drivers [9b22460] - fixed #9191
  • Fix pause status locking in certain recorders [9b22460]
  • Refactor all recorders to eliminate duplicate code and inefficiencies [9b22460]
    • See commit for more details


New Features
  • Slightly improve handling of failed recordings so future showings can be rescheduled [38f8fb1]
  • Improved the detection and handling of missed recordings [543d783]

Setup / mythtv-setup

New Features
  • Add --logfile support to mythtv-setup [27403] - Applied #6945
  • Add a "First Time Setup" wizard (staged, but currently disabled) [30a26a7]
    • Video Setup Wizard - stage automatic downloading of sample files from [4b86ba0]
    • Implement new "Hardware Profiler" as part of the setup wizard [0f9ab3c]
  • Add a web based backend setup solution (to replace mythtv-setup) ([fb6ed342], [22f715f6], [68524ad], [c8758ab], [473a4e9], [8714350], and many more)- ref #8262
  • Remove "MythFillPeriod" setting - should be determined by mythtv/data providers and not the end users [b8b65c2]
Bug Fixes


New Features
  • Add a new StreamingRingBuffer class which can handle network file transfers over multiple protocols (such as HTTP, RTP, UDP, etc.) [27415]
  • Build ffmpeg as mythffmpeg and install, allowing nuvexport to utilize a standardized version of ffmpeg [8c6de46]
  • Add mythffplay to the build [1f47a54]
  • Add mythffmpeg build options to configure script (see commit for more details) [2434f7c]
  • MythEvent: Add a new event type to signal playback startup progress [865dd6c]
  • Add volume to LCD during TV/Video playback [9988844] - refs. #9393
  • Add current playing time on LCD displays with 4 rows or more [5c54c54] - refs. #9391
  • Add an opt-in "Hardware Profiler" - sends anonymous hardware and system data back to the MythTV project for support and feature set development strategies
  • Enable visualization support for non-MythMusic sources, such as audio-only playback ([0affac2], [a2c424c])
  • Add 2 new visualizations [cc80dac]
    • See commit log for additional details
    • Requires libfftw3 (--enable-libfftw3 in configure script)
    • Add "TOGGLEVISUALTISATION" keybinding - unbound by default
  • Support channel icons in storage groups [caee2ba]
  • Add Italian frequencies to channel scanner [2981c13] - refs. #3702, #9768
Bug Fixes
  • Fix black/glitched recording previews by fixing in-recording seektables for MPEG2-TS/PS [27338] - refs. #9256
  • Fix main menu refreshing properly on LCD [22e48c4] - fixed #9392
  • Fix history handling of overridden find recordings [f53bb2b]
  • Fix TFW IOBOUND errors in certain conditions [9b22460]
  • Optimize file writing and reading to better interact with modern VM and disk I/O schedulers ([27257], [27285]) - ref. #9150
  • Refactor RingBuffer classes [27413] - ref. #9287
  • Switch revision numbers in --version to reflect git in place of svn [ff27f87]
  • Enable symbol visibility by default [c5907af]
  • Remove channels no longer in use in US OTA broadcasts [2080ca3]
  • MythSystem Refactor/Rewrite [0f063f5]
  • Re-enable "--disable-x11" builds [8f6f7aa] - Closed #9477
  • Increase size of channel.xmltvid from 64 chars to 255 - some xmltvids were larger than 64 chars [ffbae3f]
  • Improved detection of streams with no video [e951aec]
  • Disable backup rotation on automatic backup [09dc0dc]
  • Improve DeviceReadBuffer to make it more efficient and quicker to respond [9b22460]
  • Allow MythTV to compile on newer Linux distro's that don't include V4L version 1 headers [893edf3] - ref. #9595
  • Leverage local playback of video files if found locally [f7d050b]
  • Bump min. required version of Qt to 4.6.0 [155138a]

Translations & Localization/Internationalization

New Features
  • Update the themestrings script to download the themes when generating themestrings for translation [5815fcb]
  • Add support for <il8n> tags in .qsp and .qjs files [d9c00bd]
  • Enable translation in mythbackend and new web based setup [ae4a014]
  • Add Italian frequencies to channel scanner [2981c13] - refs. #3702, #9768
Bug Fixes
  • Fix a few incorrect US English strings (used for translation) in MythWeb [bef5f44] - fixed #8936
  • Reduce number of strings generated for plugin-specific strings within core themes [27172]
  • Added the following new translations:
    • Brazilian Portuguese - MythGame, MythMusic, and MythVideo [ed728ed]
    • Croation - Partial Mythfrontend [946ad5b] - ref. #9750
    • Chinese (Simplified) - Partial Mythfrontend [2fd50f1] - ref. #9779



  • Add a progress bar to videowindow for certain playback startup events [636542c]


  • Add a progress bar to videowindow for certain playback startup events [636542c]
  • MythBrowser: Add the favicon to the default wide page selector [3770096]

DVR Menu Theme





  • Fix some overlapping buttons on the channel editor screen [1f6d53a] - Fixed #9516


  • Add a progress bar to videowindow for certain playback startup events [636542c]


  • Make the message text in the busy dialog multi-line, fixes truncation [8739783]
  • Fix the wonky layout on a few screens and add some search popup positions and search fields ([382a964], [0867522])
  • Add a progress bar to videowindow for certain playback startup events [636542c]
  • Fix some overlapping text on the program guide, program lister, and program finder screens ([a43a6ae], [10f5b0b], [8689a20])
  • Add the theme chooser screen [58c1263]

Misc. Theme Development

New Features
  • Add code to notify the user when their them has an update available [ef2cef0]
Bug Fixes
  • Add required player setting widget for Blu-Ray mountpoint and remove VCD related items to core and myththemes [27288]
  • Re-group the settings logically in the Setup Menu in defaultmenu theme [5bf8c24]


Mac OS X

New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Fix JPEG viewing [27274]
  • Prevent rebase tool from duplicating the libraries that it rebases, by getting it to process only the real libs, not symlinks to them [27409] - fixed #9291
  • Fix --noclean in packager [24b46ab]
  • Fix digital passthrough on Mac CoreAudio [77a852d]
  • Re-enable ffmpeg binary on Darwin [d16c94e] - refs #9400
  • Re-enable MMX after reports it works on 10.5 and 10.6 [badb292]
  • Build and use YASM [7bd6804]
  • Fix 7.1 channel order in CoreAudio [a79e817]
    • See commit log for details on how to correctly enable


New Features
  • Support DVD paths in Windows [bfd7c49]
  • Add alpha support for DirectX Video Acceleration 2 (DXVA2) [69fefe5] - refs #8620
    • Please see commit log for details
  • New, robust windows build script [42755b3]
Bug Fixes
  • Disables the ffmpeg mpeg-2 startup optimization in the ringbuffer - fixes playback on Windows [27378]
  • Fix ISO playback [0795770]
  • Initiate support for MythMusic on Windows ([27399], [27402])
  • Extend Direct3D to support multithreading via DXVA2 when supported [2e2a900]



New Features
  • Add EAC3 as a valid audio format [206bde0]
  • Add a new version of the Black theme with lots more episodes per page [6101e24]
Bug Fixes
  • Look for fonts in the correct location [26761ab]
  • Change the video selector to use the same parental level checking that MythVideo uses [6bfc715]
  • Set the search popup position for a few lists in the default-wide theme [afc7ba9]


  • Add ability to evaluate JavaScript in order to control flash video playback [a95968d], [55ca0d1], [7b59f38], [18fa864], [a746d46])
    • Uses default playback group seek amounts
    • Has volume control
  • Bind the INFO action to equivalent Javascript in the mythflashplayer [7e049de]
  • Focus improvements/fixes and show a default url when creating a new tab [6f4c698]
  • Show the web page's favicon on the page selector
  • Show a loading indicator on the page tabs [6eae80f]
  • Use HTTP_PROXY environment variable to get proxy details - works on linux, mac, and windows [01f1c92]
  • Improve file downloading/playing and error handling [8f08915]



New Features
  • Add "Ken Burns" style slideshow effect [27309] - #5176
  • Add a setting which enables MythGallery to load automatically if media containing pictures is detected (defaults to off) [80d9234]
Bug Fixes
  • Fix honoring caption display time in slideshow and display modes [27313]
  • Fix upper case file extensions which weren't working [641d6e6] - Fixed #9288
  • Don't set picture size to screen size, let OpenGL do the scaling - enables better quality zooming and faster display [27312] - #8891
  • Make mythgallery's thumb generator not auto-detect, only generate on registered extensions to increase speed [d1ab62d] - refs. #9523


New Features
Bug Fixes


New Features
  • Allow playcount and rating to be written to and read from ID3 tags, if setting is enabled [27319] - adds #8595
    • Honor "write" setting instead of offering a choice to save when editing metadata [27336]
  • Allow the music player to be controlled by sending it MythEvents [747c374]
  • Add ability to control MythMusic playback via frontend control socket [7422f24]
  • Add preliminary support for writing album art (APIC frames) to ID3 tags (not yet implemented) [014e30c]
  • Add preliminary support to enable downloading and saving album art [739a807]
Bug Fixes
  • Potentially fix some font scaling issues with the mythmusic smart playlist popup [ac5b99d]
  • Fix URL redirects [ed93781]
  • Fix UTF8 file names when importing [d581cef] - Fixed #9483
  • Fix fullscreen spectrum visualization [a32e77c]
  • Empty the current playlist when inserting a CD to ensure the CD is played first [27398]
  • Initiate support for MythMusic on Windows ([27399], [27402]) - ref. #9258
  • Increase the minimum required version of Taglib to 1.6 [27414]
  • Convert busy dialogs in CD ripping screens to MythUI [66b3573]
  • Disable reading TLEN (track length) ID3 frame due to inaccuracies [4e53b23]
  • Add additional events to music player (stats change, albumart change, and cd changed) [58f8352]


  • Set the search popup position for a few lists in the default-wide theme [6a6e0c7]


New Features
  • Update BBC and Trailer scripts to account for feed changes [27231]
  • Update MTV grabber script to accommodate API changes [27260]
  • Order youtube search results by relevance rather than rating - results more closely match the website [9b43aa8]
  • Correct API URL [d7550bf] - fixed #9724


New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Update Jamu to deal with unicode overrides [3fbe948]
  • Update the seektables when a filename changes on scan in MythVideo [a0fcdbb] - Fixed #9415
  • Fix a bug which caused jamu to crash due to multiple unicode conversions [454f853] - Fixed #9637


New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Fix Weather Underground Maps script when log directory does not exist [27234]
  • Handle strings in the BBC grabber that may or may not contain an "s" at the end (i.e., shower(s)) [27337]
  • Fix Environment Canada weather and dew point parsing [c68c7ae] - fixed #9657
  • Fix make install for mythweather scripts [30572a4] - fixed #9767
  • Use custom makefiles for install in place of qmake [27194]
  • Various NWS-Alert script fixes and improvements [48a1827] - ref. #9799


New Features
  • Add UPnP Discovery to Mythweb ([0133b7e], [c6591a2])
    • Requires PHP compiled with socket support
Bug Fixes
  • Fix FLV playback when detected resolution is not calculated correctly [27173] - Fixed #9036
  • Fix cases where the recorded page could get stuck displaying no recordings [c1ef027] - Fixed #8990
  • Fix playback on frontends where a recording has a start early time [6aba7cf] - Fixed #8363
  • Fix FLV playback bit rate calculation to ensure the end of playback is not cut off [ff42fd9] - Fixed #9207
  • Fix blank site caused in the case where a backend command was issued prior to connecting to the backend [7cb9061] - Fixed #9255
  • Prevent failure if a translation file doesn't load, simply warn and continue in English [2d1cae6]
  • Fix aspect ration for flash flowplayer [f33865d] - fixed #9266
  • Removed buggy ipod template (for now) ([a4ceb01], [029e9ff]) - Fixed #9220
  • Honor the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO header for ssl connections correctly [79b92f6] - Fixed #9240
  • Update Flowplayer to version 3.2.5 (from 3.1.1) [d0671d3]
  • Remove mythweather features [a4c8b26]
  • Remove JSON classes now that MythWeb doesn't support php < 5.2 [cc3c3ae]
  • Attempt to use mythffmpeg, if available, for flash video creation [2c1f442]
  • Allow for async audio when creating flash video so missing frames don't desync the video [2c1f442]

Support libraries & Frameworks


New Features
  • Add sorting to Music and TV [a6cd9df]
  • Added HTML capabilities to the HTTP server [28c30ec]
  • Add support for devices which utilize HTTP HEAD requests [aa2be4e]
Bug Fixes
  • Fix file streaming to continue working past 4GB [d5d1cc1]
  • Fix UTF-8 handling on UPnP request URLs [56dab84] - fixed #9188
  • Fix passing a URL key/value containing %26 (escaped &) [f76028b] - fixed #8132
  • Allow some clients to find the upnp server by adding missing namespace to device description xml [41afcb2]

MythXML, API Framework, & Webserver

  • New framework API which supplements/replaces legacy MythXML [856b61b]
  • Change the url for the status html/xml pages [73c3b88]
  • Add static html server to the backend [73c3b88]
    • Add an html directory with default content for the backend webserver [fb6ed34]
    • Add server side scripting - QT Script support (.QSP) [2575589]
    • Add support for <il8n> tags in .qsp and .qjs files [d9c00bd]
      • See changeset for more details
    • Add support for server side processing of javascript files (.QJS) [b706fb9]
    • Add Basic Authentication to the built in webserver [61ba720]
  • Added API support for built in types. Now, QString, bool, int, QFileInfo, QStringList, etc. types can be returned from API methods [2575589]
    • See changeset for more details

Python bindings

  • Require Python 2.6 as the minimum supported version [27166]
  • Add support for "oursql" db module [27184]
  • Add support for Python 2.7 [27184]
  • Allow dashes ('-') in hostnames used for FileTransfer [27200]
  • Fix handling of responses to queries from metadata grabbers when provided with no output, rather than the expected of output with no results [27203]
  • Fix lockTuner() and freeTuner() methods of MythBE [5fd4a10]
  • Add IPv6 support to the Python Bindings [cd23715]

Perl bindings

  • Changed the regexp on audio_type to allow text - allows nuvexport to display audio type [38d3a38]

PHP bindings

  • Add PHP bindings directly to MythTV core bindings (decoupled from MythWeb) [472978f]
  • Add support for IPv6 [8bf5157]

Utility Applications


  • Add logging (at -v general,extra) at every 10% progress during commflagging [27193]
  • Reduce I/O priority [27257]
  • Show half the blank frames before and after the commercial break [27389] - applied #8522
  • Terminate early on 0-byte files [61f07e0]
  • Fix memory leak if "blank-frame" method was not enabled [f442cff]





  • Include frames cut from the end in the New Length reported [7ac3fee] - refs. #9528
  • Allows a user to select which audio track to extract/transcode [cbf2efa] - refs. #9541
  • Add ability to passthru any audio type to mythtranscode [77e60c] - refs. #9356
  • Fix audio track selection in mythtranscode [52ac546]





  • Fix mirobridge to pass storagegroup directory name through unchanged if it is already unicode [27327] - Fix #9279
  • Move Move dct-channel channel changer to wiki - dct-channel [7f6284b]



  • Convert to using mythffmpeg ([523aef0], [c18508f])
  • Add the audio channels to the episode display [240785b]
  • Use sox to downsample 6-channel audio to 2-channel before encoding (fixes some problems with the source is AC3) [c18508f]
  • Split out iPod exporter into two: MP4 and H.264 [c18508f]