Release Notes - 0.25

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Important 0.25 Dates
Event Date Changeset
Development Started 19 Oct 2010 [de679e4]cgitgithub
Feature Freeze 12 Feb 2012 N/A (No tag)
Beta Released 4 Mar 2012 [20f2c45cbf]cgitgithub
RC Released 19 Mar 2012 [92f7d1f51c]cgitgithub
Final Release 10 Apr 2012 [0fc49a5e4]cgitgithub

Below is an overview of many user oriented, or otherwise significantly important, 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

  • MythTV Services API - services available for both MythFrontend and MythBackend
  • Capable MythNetvision sources can now be controlled via remote(lirc)
  • HTTP Live Streaming Capabilities - ability to expose recordings and videos via the services API
  • VAAPI support
  • DirectX Video Acceleration 2 (DXVA2) on Windows (alpha support)
  • CEC Capabilities - 2-way communication/control capabilities between MythTV and capable devices such as TVs, receivers, STBs, etc.
  • 3D support - for Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom 3D
  • IPv6 support - for mythbackend and mythfrontend (see Enable IPv6)
  • HTTP control and query capabilities for MythFrontend (Currently a Proof of Concept)
  • AirTunes/AirPlay support for streaming audio and video from iOS devices to MythFrontend
  • E-AC3, TrueHD, and DTS-HD digital pass-through support
  • Hardware Profiler - helps developers understand the user's hardware landscape and statistics (opt-in)
  • Initial animation support for MythUI
  • New, robust Microsoft Windows and OS X (including 10.7 "lion") build scripts / packager

Major Changes

  • MythVideo is now part of core MythTV and no longer a seperate plugin
  • MythMusic has been significantly revamped and updated to MythUI
  • Significantly enhanced and integrated metadata lookup capabilities for videos and recordings
  • Integrate and leverage internal player in MythNetvision when possible
  • Better Video Decode Acceleration (VDA) support on Mac OS X
  • "mythutil --message" replaces the previously removed mythtvosd for sending messages for display on the frontend
  • Removed XvMC Support (Disadvantages now outweigh the advantages)
  • Removed libmpeg2 support for video playback (libav is more stable)
  • Deprecation/Replacement of MythXML (in favor of new Services API)
  • Re-write of logging system (see Logging)
  • Removed jamu - superseded by MythMetadataLookup

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
  • 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
  • libx264 - optional for HTTP Live Streaming functionality
  • libmp3lame - optional for HTTP Live Streaming functionality
  • JSON (Perl module) - optional for MythWeather
  • libglew - optional for upcoming mythgpucommflag (>= v1.6)
  • libcec - optional for Consumer Electronics Control capabilities in mythfrontend (>= v1.5)
  • libdns_sd - optional for Bonjour/Avahi Zeroconf features
  • libcrypto - optional for Remote Audio Output Protocol (RAOP) support in mythfrontend (aka, "AirTunes")
  • libcdio - optional for mythmusic for ripping/playing CDs
Removed support libraries/prerequisites

- The following libraries and prerequisites are no longer used anywhere within MythTV proper or plugins:

  • libvisual - removed from mythmusic
  • libsdl - removed from mythmusic
  • libcdaudio - removed from mythmusic
  • libcdda_paranoia - removed from mythmusic
  • wget - No longer required for DataDirect/SchedulesDirect guide data import

Special Notices & Instructions

  • 0.25 will only support direct upgrades from 0.22 or higher. If you are running an older version, you will need to do an incremental upgrade before then upgrading to 0.25. - see here for more details
  • Any third-party applications leveraging MythXML will need to write compatibility with the new API framework
  • Themes previously found in the "MythThemes" repository are now available exclusively from the frontend theme chooser
  • Subtitle/caption users may need a one-time revisit of the Playback OSD settings page if they prefer a font other than FreeMono
  • Scripts used to start MythTV programs (e.g. mythbackend) will fail to start if they use the -l or --logfile argument. The --logpath argument replaces them. See Logging for additional options. [fd1800a]cgitgithub
  • Optional but recommended: After upgrading, remove the vdpaubuffersize filter using mythfrontend Setup, TV Settings, Playback, Playback Profiles (page 3), Edit, Custom profiles (2nd page) Custom filters:. Check all three VDPAU profiles (High Quality, Normal and Slim.) - This is not urgent if you are running the RC or the final release versions of 0.25 ([a9bf1d3]cgitgithub or higher)
  • Optional: After upgrading, you might be interested in checking out the new metadata capabilities and how to use them - please reference the Metadata Upgrade Cheat Sheet for details.

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



New Features
Bug Fixes
  • 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]cgitgithub
  • Exit Watch Recordings if user aborts the initial Rec Group popup [e866f1c]cgitgithub - Fixed #9210
  • Show notification message for a new cut in recording editor [0a17efa]cgitgithub
  • Allow deleting "un-cut" areas in recording editor [a51c237]cgitgithub
  • Add support for the DELETE action to CustomEdit, allows deletion of example clauses [a1c9456]cgitgithub
  • Prevent a crash if a second instance of MythFrontend is allowed to run [aba1fb0]cgitgithub
  • Improved handling of 'Show the Program Guide when Start Live TV' [341efdf]cgitgithub
  • When shutting down or rebooting keep trying alternate methods if the first ones fail [4138b32]cgitgithub - fixed #9102
  • Change the default value for Re-record watched setting to disabled (on new installs only) [a50a337]cgitgithub
  • Allow near-end bookmarks for in-progress recordings [624c23c]cgitgithub
  • Allow users to edit title, subtitle, and description in Watch Recordings (if supported by the theme) [e8ca189]cgitgithub
  • Fix, refactor, cleanup and simplify taking screenshots [fa9f32b]cgitgithub
    • 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]cgitgithub - ref. #9722
  • Update the disk free bar in watch recordings more frequently ([4426dd6]cgitgithub, [62d7084]cgitgithub) - ref. #9771
  • Make the default video zoom 'Off' [cb5cfea]cgitgithub
  • Don't automatically unset the "watched" flag if exiting a recording near the beginning after the flag had been set [dca5ea0]cgitgithub - fixed #9999
  • Exit cutlist edit mode cleanly when executing a jump point [9b5b7b5]cgitgithub - ref. #7939
  • Change the delete behavior for recordings - always use the deleted recording group (allows undelete if necessary and marks recordings for autoexpire instead of delete) [f78f999]cgitgithub - ref #9536
  • Rename 'Enable/Disable Flat view' in the video browser to 'Show/Hide Directory Structure' [9e80861]cgitgithub
  • Rename 'file browse mode' to try and discourage it's use. Browsing the database is now 'Browse Library (recommended) and what was called file browse is now 'Browse Filesystem (slow)' [9b6cdba]cgitgithub
  • 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]cgitgithub
    • Gallery Settings: Auto-Run - starts MythGallery if media containing pictures is detected (defaults to off) [80d9234]cgitgithub
    • MythFrontend Settings: Standby Mode Timeout - enter standby mode screen after the configured minutes of inactivity [89a4faa]cgitgithub, [a4ca569]cgitgithub
  • 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]cgitgithub
    • UI Settings: Theme Painter - Auto-dectect UI painter [fb45eb9]cgitgithub
    • EPG: Display Genre Colors - Now theme controlled [142682b]cgitgithub
    • Confirm Exit - Replaced with new action/keybinding EXITPROMPT [6e203ec]cgitgithub
    • Use Arrow Key Accelerators - Setting hasn't been active since 0.22 [0e84bfe]cgitgithub
    • DVD Drive Speed - 1x proved to be error free and quiet [c54b205]cgitgithub
    • Avoid Conflicts between Live TV and Scheduled Shows - Removed due to new card input priority settings (in mythtv-setup) [3281cdd]cgitgithub
    • Move the Recording Profiles editor into mythtv-setup from mythfrontend [4edcda6]cgitgithub

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]cgitgithub
  • Add a new "Search" keybinding (defaulted to Ctrl+S) - access the search dialog in a buttonlist while it has focus [a796d8b]cgitgithub
  • Add 2 new jump points useful for theme/ui development - unbound by default [7c0a238]cgitgithub
    • Toggle Show Widget Borders
    • Toggle Show Widget Names
  • Add "TOGGLEVISUALTISATION" keybinding - unbound by default [8fe7f45]cgitgithub
  • Add "DEBUGOSD" keybinding, for a new playback debugging OSD window - unbound by default [fce407c]cgitgithub
  • Add "EXITPROMPT" - replacement for "Confirm Exit" setting [6e203ec]cgitgithub
  • Allow users to reset all keys to defaults via MythControls settings [28a42f2]cgitgithub
  • Add "RESETALLKEYS" - jump point which can be leveraged to reset all keybindings to default [28a42f2]cgitgithub
  • Add "RUNRANDOMSLIDESHOW" - Jump point to start random slideshow [35b8a53]cgitgithub - refs #9530
  • Add "ACTION_ENABLEFORCEDSUBS" and "ACTION_DISABLEFORCEDSUBS" to enable/disable forced subtitles - unbound by default [607206b]cgitgithub
  • Add "ACTION_TOGGLESUBS" (replaces TOGGLECC) and default bind to "T" - [6ec2085]cgitgithub
  • Add "ACTION_ENABLESUBS" and "ACTION_DISABLESUBS" - unbound by default [6ec2085]cgitgithub
  • Add "ACTION_TVPOWERON" and "ACTION_TVPOWEROFF" to use with CEC controls - unbound by default [e090e99]cgitgithub
  • Add several 3D related keybindings - unbound by default (see commit for details) [6b2bdae]cgitgithub
  • Add "Standby Mode" Jump point - unbound by default [d8f180f]cgitgithub

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]cgitgithub - refs. #8901
  • Remove "TOGGLECC" - replaced by "ACTION_TOGGLESUBS" [6ec2085]cgitgithub

Guide Data, EIT, Program Info, and Media Metadata

New Features
Bug Fixes


New Features
Bug Fixes
  • 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]cgitgithub
  • Improve timestamp calculation leading to better A/V Sync (ALSA and Pulse only so far) [5eac843]cgitgithub
  • Automatically select the Default audio track if the container supports it [486d2c5]cgitgithub - refs. #8900
  • Properly disable audio processing when the NULL audio device is used [76b4eec]cgitgithub - fixed #8816
  • Disable passthrough if Audio48kOverride is set and audio stream is != 48kHz [de55ad7]cgitgithub
  • Re-write of AC3 Encoder [de0c5fa]cgitgithub
  • Avoid pausing audio when dropping video frames due to timestretch [98d3990]cgitgithub
  • Re-write of CoreAudio driver support (Mac OS X) [267cada]cgitgithub
    • Selectable device now in setup
    • Fixes accelerated playback in AC3 passthrough - fixed #5552
    • Properly set channel layout, under most circumstances, you shouldn't have to use Audio Midi Setup utilities
    • Still a work in progress and it is recommended to continue to keep using the default output device for now
  • Unmute sound if volume is increased while muted ([2063783]cgitgithub, [d66b794]cgitgithub)
  • Support any number of channel combinations from 1 to 8 [4e5d52a]cgitgithub
    • the following will occur in situations where the audio configuration isn't supported...
      • 1,3,4 will be downmixed to stereo
        • Mono upmixing can be toggled between stereo or 5.1
      • 2 and 5 will be upmixed to 5.1
      • 7,8 will be downmixed to 5.1 or upmixed to 7.1 if supported, or stereo otherwise

Video Playback

New Features
Bug Fixes

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

New Features
Bug Fixes

OSD, EPG, MHEG, CC, and Subtitles

New Features
Bug Fixes

* CEA-708: Fix delayed presentation of some captions [f8312c3]cgitgithub - fixed #10273

  • CEA-708 captions are now fully supported and implemented
  • 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]cgitgithub
  • CEA 708 Captions: Ensure text updates are shown as expected and not when a line is completed [f1bc0b5]cgitgithub - fixed #9569
  • Create an Advanced menu option in the OSD Video menu [f20739a]cgitgithub
  • Disable the tuning OSD display when changing channel via a MythEvent (cleaner MHEG experience) [226d272]cgitgithub - refs. #9867
  • Handle duplicate SCTE and ATSC captions [d526385]cgitgithub - refs #9829
  • Clear teletext captions when skipping [71301ed]cgitgithub - refs. #9763
  • Restore the black background for text and CC608 captions [c33a386]cgitgithub
  • FreeMono is now set as the default font for CEA-608, CEA-708, teletext, and SRT subtitles ({{gitcommit|25fe663}, [6202c0d]cgitgithub, [6f24f3b]cgitgithub)
  • Allow text zoom for CEA-608 captions in addition to CEA-708 and text captions [5206271]cgitgithub
  • Improve layout of zoomed CEA-608 [eac7f47]cgitgithub - refs. #10402
  • Subtitles: Try to reenable the previously selected caption type [d3b4762]cgitgithub

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], [86003a4]cgitgithub)
  • Allow file writes to new subdirectories in remote Storage Groups [8fdfa75]cgitgithub
  • Add IPv6 support to mythbackend [8bf5157]cgitgithub
  • Add mythbackend --setloglevel - changes log level of a running backend [4c43ec7]cgitgithub
  • Add support for HTTP Live Streaming of recordings and videos [7e1a770]cgitgithub
Bug Fixes

Scanning and Tuner/Recorder Support

Channel Scanner

Ceton InfiniTV




IPTV Recorder




Other Hardware "Support"

Consumer Electronics Control Support - "CEC"

  • Add initial CEC support ([e090e99]cgitgithub, [20d6852]cgitgithub)
    • Adds initial support for CEC HDMI devices which allow bidirectional communication and control between CEC capable devices.


New Features
  • Add enhanced recording rule filters ([e0122d8]cgitgithub, [5241f65c]cgitgithub, [fec82bc]cgitgithub)
    • Filters can be used without having to create custom rules
  • Add "Schedule" and "Live TV" input ordering [3281cdd]cgitgithub
    • Card/Input priority is no longer reliant on the order in which the inputs were created/added
    • If tied, then the legacy order is observed
    • Lowest number has highest priority
    • Removes "Avoid Conflicts between Live TV and scheduled shows" setting
    • "Schedule Order"
      • Allows you to prioritize inputs for recording
      • If set to "0", then the input is excluded from scheduled recordings (use for Live TV only)
    • "Live TV Order"
      • Allows you to prioritize inputs for watching Live TV
      • If set to "0", then the input is excluded from use with Live TV (use for scheduled recordings only)
  • Add "This Series" filter to aid in scheduling when two series share the same title [02f646a]cgitgithub
  • Slightly improve handling of failed recordings so future showings can be rescheduled [38f8fb1]cgitgithub
  • Improved the detection and handling of missed recordings [543d783]cgitgithub
  • More aggressively move recordings to resolve conflicts [53cf459]cgitgithub
  • Enhanced "Subtitle then Description" duplicate checking for certain situations where EIT providers put the subtitle in the description field [a42bfc6]cgitgithub - fixed #9885
  • Programs will now match based on series ID and not just title (for series that might have a slightly different title from time to time) [02f646a]cgitgithub
  • Scheduler now falls back to title/subtitle/description checking if two programs have non-empty programids from different authorities [02f646a]cgitgithub

Setup / mythtv-setup

New Features
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] - ref. #9722
  • Build ffmpeg as mythffmpeg and install, allowing nuvexport to utilize a standardized version of ffmpeg [8c6de46]cgitgithub
  • Add mythffplay to the build [1f47a54]cgitgithub
  • Add mythffmpeg build options to configure script (see commit for more details) [2434f7c]cgitgithub
  • MythEvent: Add a new event type to signal playback startup progress [865dd6c]cgitgithub
  • Add volume to LCD during TV/Video playback [9988844]cgitgithub - refs. #9393
  • Add current playing time on LCD displays with 4 rows or more [5c54c54]cgitgithub - refs. #9391
  • Add an opt-in "Hardware Profiler" (aka smolt) - 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]cgitgithub, [a2c424c]cgitgithub, and more)
    • Add 2 new visualizations [cc80dac]cgitgithub
    • Add "Goom" visualization [ded61bd]cgitgithub
      • 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]cgitgithub
  • Have the --logpath propagate when launching sub-calls to applications like mythpreviewgen, mythcommflag, mythfilldatabase, etc. [1edcab8]cgitgithub
  • Add a recording quality tracker - can see if a digital recording is damaged beyond a certain threshold and attempt to reschedule the recording at a later airing ([ca0419d]cgitgithub, [72d4370]cgitgithub)
Bug Fixes


New Features
  • Add initial animation support to libmythui [f39fa3b]cgitgithub
  • 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]cgitgithub
  • Add the ability to change the message on an open MythUIBusyDialog [2c0bdcf]cgitgithub
  • Add the ability to set and reset the message on an open busy popup dialog [2c0bdcf]cgitgithub
  • Add an initial general purpose video widget [6fd3876]cgitgithub
  • Allow LoadInBackground to accept an optional message - If used, the message will set the contents of the busy dialog message [4cf6722]cgitgithub
  • Add an itemVisible() signal to MythUIButtonTree [fcd5054]cgitgithub
  • Add a generic search to button lists [a796d8b]cgitgithub
    • 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]cgitgithub
  • Add handling for media events to mythui [2a01d50]cgitgithub
  • MythUIWebBrowser: allow unsupported content to be downloaded or played [c1aebb3]cgitgithub
  • Add a couple of jump points to show each widgets bounding rect and name - 'Toggle Show Widget Borders' and 'Toggle Show Widget Names' [7c0a238]cgitgithub
  • Add a MEDIA menu item type to the main menus [d4a4aa3]cgitgithub
  • MythUIWebBrowser: Add a MythWebView::createWindow() function - keeps pages happy the insist on opening new pages [acdc365]cgitgithub
  • Add support for recording artwork in the OSD (i.e. fanart, banner, coverart, and screenshots) [6216029]cgitgithub
  • Add support for radial gradients [abc4911]cgitgithub
  • Add the ability to remap action bindings in button lists (simulate left/right arrow acceleration on a per-theme basis) [4f5c3e6]cgitgithub
  • Enable the OpenGL 2.0 renderer using the UIPainter override [3411274]cgitgithub
  • Add horizontal and vertical bounce scrolling (<scroll direction="horizontal" /> and "vertical") [5f926ea]cgitgithub
Bug Fixes

Translations & Localization/Internationalization

New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Reduce number of strings generated for plugin-specific strings within core themes [27172]
  • Merge the former MythVideo translation files into core MythFrontend translation files [6d860f4]cgitgithub
  • Allow translation of strings within libmythmetadata [becede2]cgitgithub




DVR Menu Theme








  • Add a new frontend slave menu them (without menus) - intended for frontends controlled remotely via network or http interface [2bd69f9]cgitgithub


Misc. Theme Development

New Features
  • Add code to notify the user when their them has an update available [ef2cef0]cgitgithub
  • Add the "Artwork and Data Sources" menu item to all the menu themes [60c431d]cgitgithub
  • Add the "System Event Handles" menu item to all the menu themes [c6179c6]cgitgithub
  • Add the "Setup Wizard" menu item to all the menu themes [2e8fe96]cgitgithub
  • Remove themes from "MythThemes" repository [e5df186]cgitgithub
    • Themes from here can now be found via the theme chooser
    • All active themes (and one archived theme) have been moved to the MythTV-Themes project on github ( ), where theme authors and maintainers can be given push/pull access to the themes for maintenance and enhancement.
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]cgitgithub


Mac OS X

New Features
  • Add new packager [1af486e]
    • Supports 10.7 (Lion)
    • Support all versions of XCode (3 and 4)
    • See commit notes for details
Bug Fixes
  • Re-enable ffmpeg binary on Darwin [d16c94e]cgitgithub - refs #9400
  • Re-enable MMX after reports it works on 10.5 and 10.6 [badb292]cgitgithub
  • Build and use YASM [7bd6804]cgitgithub
  • Fix 7.1 channel order in CoreAudio [a79e817]cgitgithub
    • See commit log for details on how to correctly enable
  • Re-write of CoreAudio driver support (Mac OS X) [267cada]cgitgithub
    • Selectable device now in setup
    • Fixes accelerated playback in AC3 passthrough - fixed #5552
    • Properly set channel layout, under most circumstances, you shouldn't have to use Audio Midi Setup utilities
    • Still a work in progress and it is recommended to continue to keep using the default output device for now
  • Update packager to use MySQL v5.1.56 [e9f5527]cgitgithub
  • OpenGL: Force OpenGL sync to vblank for OS X [f063d4e]cgitgithub


New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Disables the ffmpeg mpeg-2 startup optimization in the ringbuffer - fixes playback on Windows [27378]
  • Fix ISO playback [0795770]cgitgithub



New Features
Bug Fixes




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]cgitgithub
  • Add keybinding RUNRANDOMSLIDESHOW - Jump point to start random slideshow [35b8a53]cgitgithub - refs #9530
  • Add filtering and sorting support [e12b314]cgitgithub - refs. #9880
    • Filter directories
    • Filter by media type (images/movies)
    • Additional sort options
  • Add 3gp playback support [6ec78b4]cgitgithub
Bug Fixes


New Features
Bug Fixes


New Features
  • Significantly revamped and written to leverage MythUI
  • 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]cgitgithub
  • Add ability to control MythMusic playback via frontend control socket [7422f24]cgitgithub
  • Add preliminary support for writing album art (APIC frames) to ID3 tags (not yet implemented) [014e30c]cgitgithub
  • Add preliminary support to enable downloading and saving album art [739a807]cgitgithub
  • Add support for reading, writing, and removing embedded album art in the ID3 tagger [a52601a]cgitgithub
  • Support reading of ID3v2 or ID3v1 tags in FLAC [6e37202]cgitgithub
  • Add an 88-key Piano Visualization [845b087]cgitgithub - refs. #10214
Bug Fixes
  • Convert MythMusic to Qt4 (final piece of MythTV/Plugins to make the conversion) [8e29824]cgitgithub, and many more
  • 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]cgitgithub
  • Disable reading TLEN (track length) ID3 frame due to inaccuracies [4e53b23]cgitgithub
  • Add additional events to music player (stats change, albumart change, and cd changed) [58f8352]cgitgithub
  • Improvements and MythUI conversion of the metadata editor screen [a264413]cgitgithub
    • Add rescan option for scanning tag and directory for artwork
    • Add "Search Internet for Album Images" option (uses Google Images)
    • Add ability to search for artist image
    • Add ability to search for genre icons (via itunesgenres group on flickr)
  • Relax the write permissions on directories created by the ripper [63bd364]cgitgithub - refs #9112
  • Check the audio output was opened without error before using it [750bdf1]cgitgithub - refs #9403
  • Add an exit prompt to the import screen to prevent exiting prematurely [7a3ed33]cgitgithub
  • Select first result from CDDB lookups with multiple result sets [0e05385]cgitgithub
  • Allow playing/ripping of CDs on all platforms [c121c3a]cgitgithub
    • Removes libcdaudio and libcdda_paranoia dependencies, and replace with libcdio




New Features

* Prevent doubling up on grabbers configured on multiple hosts [dd67c15]cgitgithub - fixed #10000

MythVideo/Video Gallery

New Features
Bug Fixes


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]cgitgithub - fixed #9657
  • Fix make install for mythweather scripts [30572a4]cgitgithub - fixed #9767
  • Update BBC Weather Sources due to changes from provider [b7c2e38]cgitgithub - fixed #10204


New Features
Bug Fixes


Bug Fixes

Support libraries & Frameworks

UPnP / Bonjour

New Features
Bug Fixes
  • Allow some clients to find the upnp server by adding missing namespace to device description xml [41afcb2]cgitgithub
  • Allow Sony Blu-Ray players to properly find and play videos [117b1b0]cgitgithub - refs #9424
  • Prevent UPnP detection from using backends of a different version (prevents undesired upgrades and other issues) [e2295b3]cgitgithub - refs #9174

MythXML, API Service, & Webserver

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]cgitgithub
  • Add IPv6 support to the Python Bindings [cd23715]cgitgithub
  • Remove legacy calls from MythDB, Frontend, and Grabber deprecated in 0.24 [412b2bf]cgitgithub
  • Fix tzinfo handling in custom Python datetime class [a606e97]cgitgithub - fixed #9937

Perl bindings

PHP bindings

Utility Applications



  • Adds mythccextractor, which extracts closed caption and subtitle streams from DVB and ATSC recordings [48079bb]cgitgithub, and more


  • 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]cgitgithub
  • Fix memory leak if "blank-frame" method was not enabled [f442cff]cgitgithub
  • Fix crash when using --skipdb parameter [baf6105]cgitgithub - fixed #9515
  • No longer allow mythcommflag to run without parameters (i.e., run on all recordings) [baf6105]cgitgithub - fixed #9512
    • --queue will now process any recordings not previously flagged
    • --force will queue jobs for all recordings
    • --rebuild will queue jobs to rebuild the seektables
  • Add --dry-run option [1cfa959]cgitgithub
  • Attempt fallback to "mythtv://" if a local path cannot be found in mythcommflag --video [546af2f]cgitgithub - refs #9435
  • Fix MythPlayer::GetRawVideoFrame() for mythcommflag - improves commercial detection accuracy [f135d5d]cgitgithub - fixes #9997


  • XML Parser optimizations [27218]
  • Change default run window on new installs to run at any point during the day (does not impact existing users or users that have a grabber that suggests the next run time and choose to honor it) [d915ef7]cgitgithub
  • Fix huge inefficiency in marking first/last showings without programids [8b0daaf]
  • Alter and replace "--refresh-*" and "--dont-refresh-*" parameters [eed7862]cgitgithub
    • --refresh-today -becomes- --refresh today
    • --dont-refresh-tomorrow -becomes- --refresh nottomorrow
    • see commit for more details and examples
  • Do not allow channels to be inserted from xmltv for unsuitable source types (i.e., digital sources - DVB/ATSC/QAM/etc) - [87b9449]cgitgithub
  • Only consider channels which have an xmltvid when checking whether mythfilldatabase inserted any data [a98783e]cgitgithub - fixed #9990
  • Change the DataDirect (aka, SchedulesDirect) importer to use MythDownloadManager instead of wget ([3988d57]cgitgithub, [5588b9a]cgitgithub)


  • Minimal (or no) changes



  • Add MythMediaServer as a utility to provide MythTV file serving duties for hosts without capture cards [16d82a1]cgitgithub






  • Add mythutil as a place to consolidate helper utilities [1b66c04]cgitgithub
    • mythutil reimplements the following from various places
      • --clearcache
      • --clearcutlist
      • --clearskiplist
      • --event
      • --gencutlist
      • --getcutlist
      • --getskiplist
      • --message (and --print-template)
      • --resched
      • --scanvideos
      • --setcutlist
      • --setskiplist
      • --systemevent
    • Deprecate existing function instances [8758685]cgitgithub
    • mythutil also adds several functions, please see commit for details


  • Add a standby mode to mythfrontend to allow the backend to shutdown when the frontends haven't been used for 30 minutes (not directly a change to mythwelcome, but directly related in functionality) [7867d7e]cgitgithub
  • Add a "Standby Mode Screen" to mythfrontend - simple alternative to mythwelcome [89a4faa]cgitgithub