Projects / tvpvrd


tvpvrd is a PVR daemon for Linux that offers the ability to schedule and manage TV recordings using one or multiple installed analogue TV capture cards, e.g. Hauppauge. The daemon is interfaced either through its full command language via a provided command line shell or through a basic (built-in) Web interface provided by the built in micro Web server. The goal is to provide an advanced recording and transcoding (using ffmpeg) server without the need to configure databases or a complex GUI. The server is completely self-contained and uses an XML DB in plain text format to store future recordings.

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Recent releases

  •  16 Feb 2014 19:18

    Release Notes: This is an important maintenance release which fixes all warnings after running the codebase through a Coverity scan. Potential resource leaks on error conditions and corner condition crash defects were fixed.

    •  10 Feb 2014 10:55

      Release Notes: This release adds a number of UI changes to improve usability, and a new clean gray theme for the Web UI. It also allows better control of the transcoding details for advanced users as well as support for "avconv" in addition to "ffmpeg". It adds build support for a modern-style upstart init script (which gives better support out of the box for newer versions of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.). The build system has been improved, and all known and reported bugs have been fixed.

      •  31 Oct 2013 20:26

        Release Notes: This minor maintenance release adds user configuration to define shutdown behavior when there are no more scheduled recordings, more robust handling of misbehaving SMTP servers/network issues, and some internal refactoring.

        •  13 Oct 2013 15:56

          Release Notes: This is a minor release with improved SMTP sender capabilities (better authentication support) and an added check of whether any TV cards have died or have been removed.

          •  12 Sep 2013 11:27

            Release Notes: This release adds theme files for "night" and "deep" which were missing in the autoconf setup.


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