Imagine a world where the tv guide is fluid, where the time slots are organised to suit your schedule.
Imagine a place you can store all of your music, movies and photos for you and your family to enjoy.
Imagine having access to all your games, podcasts, upto the minute weather and news reports. Imagine doing
all of this for free. What a wonderful world that would be...
Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre. It integrates PVR / DVR functionality along with music, video, gaming,
home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer,
xine, vlc and skype. Freevo also provides access to popular services such as YouTube, Flickr, Apple trailers,
IMDB, Hulu Desktop and more through integrated plugins.
Primarily aimed at the Linux platform it is also possible to run on OSX and for the determined on Windows.
It can be controlled via keyboard and mouse, IR remote, network app or through it's web interface (Android
and IOS apps are planned). Freevo can record and display TV from multiple sources (analogue,
DVB-C/T/S, set top box via composite with IR blaster). You can pause or rewind live TV and schedule recordings
via the on screen EPG or remotely via a web interface. For more details have a look over the
Stop imagining, GET FREEVO!
Freevo 2 beta release almost ready - can you help us get there?
Freevo 2 is close to a beta release but before we can get to that point there are some areas that need your help.
If you're an artist or designer, a C programmer with GL skills or somewone with Gstremer knowledge, you can help.
Please see the wiki
for more details or send an email to the developer
or users lists.
25th September, 2011
Freevo XBMC skin - pre-release available to download
True to his word Maciej has made a pre-release of his new Freevo skin, based on XBMC's Confluence skin, available to
download. If you can't wait
for the next release grab it now; feedback, bugs and problems should be reported to the freevo devel
07th September, 2011
Freevo XBMC skin
Thanks to some great work by Maciej Urbaniak, Freevo has a polished new skin on it's way based on XBMC's Confluence skin.
Work on this skin is 80% - 90% complete.
We hope it will be out in time for others to use it as a base for additional new skins to be included the upcoming 1.9.2
release. The wiki will be updated with information on how to write a new skin based on the changes made.
As soon as the new skin is available we'll post a note here. I the mean time if you want to see lots more screenshots of the new
skin take a look at this gallery
27th August, 2011
Freevo 1.9.2 Beta 1 available for download
Just in time for Christmas, I've upload the first beta of the 1.9.2
release. There has been lots of improvements and bug fixes since the
last full release over a year an a half ago.
A quick snapshot of some of the changes:
* New improved graphical display when playing videos (requires kaa.display, recommended)
* Improve IMDB support using imdbpy
* Asynchronous loading of thumbnail images to improve browsing speed.
* Updated Apple Trailers plugin
* Updated Youtube plugin
* Search screens now use mobile phone number style input.
...and lots more see the ChangeLog for full details.
This is only a beta not the full release (which will come sometime early
next year) so there may be some bugs but please do try it! Without input
from the community I can't fix them as I can only tests so much and
although I'm now running this on my main machine I sure I've missed
I expect there to be some further improvements so there may well be a
Beta 2 before the final release. Please feel free to submit further
feature requests and bug reports.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!
22nd December, 2010