Digital Digest -> Software ->


Freevo is an open-source home theatre PC platform based on Linux and a number of open-source audio/video tools. MPlayer and/or Xine can be used to play audio and video files in most popular formats.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 1.9.2b2 (details)
OS Support: Linux/Unix
License: Open Source
Last Updated:
Page Viewed: 27714 times


Download: freevo-1.9.2b2.tar.bz2   freevo-1.9.2b2.tar.bz2

Description:Download the latest test version of Freevo
Version:1.9.2b2 (added Mar 07, 2011 - view changelog)
Size:26.2 MB

Download: freevo-1.9.0.tar.gz   freevo-1.9.0.tar.gz

Description:Download the latest stable version of Freevo
Version:1.9.0 (added May 30, 2009 - view changelog)
Size:25.92 MB

Show All Downloads & Links (1 more)

Screenshots & Images:

Main Menu
Main Menu
TV Guide
TV Guide
Movie Browsing
Movie Browsing
Image Browsing (noia skin)
Image Browsing (noia skin)


Freevo is an open-source home theatre PC platform based on Linux and a number of open-source audio/video tools. MPlayer and/or Xine can be used to play audio and video files in most popular formats. Freevo can be used both for a standalone PVR computer with a TV+remote, as well as on a regular desktop computer using the monitor and keyboard.

Freevo is easy to download and install for new users. Most hardware is supported (graphic boards, sound cards and video capture devices).

The Freevo core is under heavy development. It is mostly written in the Python programming language which is very well suited for high-level control applications like Freevo.


Main Categories: HTPC, Linux/Unix, Play
Sub Categories:

OS Compatibility:


Revision History:

Version 1.9.2b2
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Add key modifiers to key map (F#2871423)
  • New blurr OSD theme (F#2826636)
  • New style of shutdown dialog with all options shown (use back to exit the dialog)
  • Add scrollbars to description screen.
  • Add new view style to the recordings manager interface.
  • Add option to reschedule favorites (B#3108214)
  • Add options to web server to display videos via flash or html5 (F#3159238)
  • Add ability to change favorite priorty with UI. (B#3131813)
  • User's favorites support in youtube plugin (F#3121274)
  • New improvements to the interface (F#2772598)
  • New iplayer plug-in for BBC IPlayer (F#2809981)
  • New Skype plug-in (F#2855837)
  • New Russian translation (F#3000021)
  • New udisks plugin that uses dbus to find removable storage.
  • New Tv Reminder plugin (F#1567969)
  • Add line to TV Guide to show current time/progress though a program.
  • Updated the imdb plugin and helper to use imdbpy (B#3116902)
  • Updated autoshutdown plug-in with improved configuration and bug fixes (B#2808009)
  • Updated autoshutdown plug-in with AUTOSHUTDOWN_PROCESS_CHECK (F#2942579)
  • Updated playlist to follow symlinks when enabled (B#2941814)
  • Updated media folders to follow symbolic links if enabled in configuration (F#)
  • Updated OSD to allow items to be renamed (F#2796072)
  • Updated recording server to pass programme attributes to the VCR_POST_REC command (B#2985990)
  • Updated web interface to allow a TV favourite to be manually added (F#2804991)
  • Updated youtube plug-in to show when busy (F#2887544)
  • Updated recordserver to remember removed instances of a favourite (F#2832582)
  • Updated recordserver and frontend to display a manual conflict resolution (F#2832618)
  • Updated text entry screen to allow phone style input as well a on screen keyboard (F#2100411)
  • Updated Button bar to add customizable height and button color order (B#3108193)
  • Updated DVBStreamer plugin to activate/deactivate adapter when selecting a service/stopping an output (F#3115259)
  • Updated Coversearch plugin to use new Amazon authentication method. (B#3151837)
  • Updated the favorite items menu to use a new table structure and make actions less ambiguous (B#3141532)
  • Fixed apple trailers plug-in for user agent requirements (B#2994707)
  • Fixed encoding core not to print messages in debug mode (B#2943181)
  • Fixed encoding core when the action is to copy (B#2943184)
  • Fixed extended metadata dates to use the userdate (B#2871806)
  • Fixed removable media status not updating (B#2830317)
  • Fixed FilmAffinity plug-in crashing on some movies (B#2835447)
  • Fixed FilmAffinity web page layout change (B#2872627)
  • Fixed FilmAffinity web page layout change (B#2900061)
  • Fixed FilmAffinity web page layout change (B#2965160)
  • Fixed freevo script for Gentoo eselect nonsense (B#2904361)
  • Fixed idlebar weather plug-in from returning junk if there is a network error (B#2943186)
  • Fixed imdb for page changes and parser errors (B#2924872)
  • Fixed ivtv control name changes (B#2801870)
  • Fixed livepause back-end when the buffer overflows Freevo stops respond (B#2830288)
  • Fixed livepause incorrect function (B#2808038)
  • Fixed livepause not working with live recording (B#2888365)
  • Fixed livepause plug-in when the TV_CHANNELS have varying number of items (B#2808035)
  • Fixed music when browsing to a directory with invalid embedded images (B#2925568)
  • Fixed plugins helper creating incorrect plug-in name (B#2824746)
  • Fixed recordserver's handling of program conflicts (B#2949789)
  • Fixed recordserver not handling the popen events (B#2985990)
  • Fixed recordserver reencode not work (B#3033720)
  • Fixed skin blurr info window sizes (B#2989071)
  • Fixed skins userdate field so it is shown for recordings (B#3009193)
  • Fixed TV guide swapping the OK and Cancel buttons (B#2904179)
  • Fixed TV program item message box error (B#2989068)
  • Fixed web pages that imported which has been removed from Twisted (B#2936634)
  • Fixed web server for a regression bug (B#2977257)
  • Fixed web server updating of favorites (B#2954480)
  • Fixed bug in FXDhandler that affects shopingcart plugin (B#2974031)
  • Fixed password don't work in 1.9.0 (B#3079625)
  • Fixed string exceptions not allowed in Python 2.6 (B#3055864)
  • Fixed polish fonts incorrecty displayed in headlines (B#3056997)
  • Fixed submenu in Favorites display (B#3105778)
  • Fixed pause status after seeking in video (B#3108091)
  • Fixed program info pop-up on web page breaking when appostrophes where in the title. (B#3108095)
  • Fixed convert_favorites_txt failing when program title contained an appostrophe (B#2951250)
  • Fixed dvbstreamer spaces in services (B#2943178)
  • Fixed escaping of backslash in lcd plugin (B#3131266)
View complete revision history

Rate this software:

Your Rating:
You have not voted yet!

Average: 2.84/5
Total Ratings: 3


Software Submissions