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.
A project like Freevo leverages a wealth of powerful free software tools. The main projects used include:
and our website, code and CVS is graciously hosted by Sourceforge.net
Main menu screenshot
This image shows the main menu for the blurr skin. The theme can easily be changed using XML-based skins.
Web Interface Screenshot
This is a shot of the Freevo web interface.
This figure shows the main components in a Freevo system. Many parts are optional, a monitor with X11 can be used instead of Video/TV, the keyboard can be used instead of a remote, video in is not required, etc.