Tvheadend v3.2

This is the first official/stable release from the new Tvheadend Team.



For the full changelog you can consult github, but beware this is pretty big!

  • Muxer framework - A new muxer framework has been implemented to allow the possibility to enable multiple different recording and streaming formats. Currently only MKV and TS are supported, but others may be added in the future.
  • TS recording - It is once again possible to have Tvheadend recording in TS format, this is selectable from the DVR configuration page. This is currently done using the Pass-through container.
  • TS HTTP streaming - this is also now possible, currently there is no way to change the default container so you must specify the container in the URI. For TS streaming append ?mux=pass to the URI. Currently the UI links (VLC plugin etc...) do not allow this to be selected.
  • EPG rewrite - The EPG code has had a complete rewrite, it now includes more structure internally, has the ability to process and store additional metadata including series links and episode identifiers (where available - depends on EPG grabber).
  • EPG grabber updates - In conjunction with the re-write of the EPG, the grabber framework has been updated. This includes addition of several new broadcast grabbers:
  • OpenTV (for sky UK/IT/AU support)
  • Freesat/view (UK only)*
  • Plus the EIT and XMLTV grabbers have been improved.
  • HTSPv6 - the HTSP protocol has had some minor updates to improve some aspects of performance, mainly relating to EPG. For XBMC users with the latest pvr.hts addon from, this should greatly reduce the EPG import time.
  • Adapter Power saving - several options have been added to reduce power consumption from the DVB adapters by shutting them down when not in use. However we have found this causes problems with some adapters, so if you experience performance issues with these options please try disabling them first before reporting issues.


For the full changelog you can consult github

  • Several (minor) memory leaks and one potentially larger one have been fixed.
  • Fix #1226 - fix problem with disallowing empty channels
  • Fix #1352 - setgid/setuid return values not checked, broke build on some embedded systems
  • Fix #1355, #1356 - DVR duplicate detection could reject things incorrectly
  • Fix #1367 - opentv module crashed on some bad DVB descriptors
  • Fix #1377 - EOVERFLOW not handled in DVB input code, this could result in stream thread silently dying (most likely to only affect very large multi tuner setups with many concurrent streams).
  • FR #1332 - KU band LNB config (NZ) has been added.
  • Fix dd_progid and series number processing bugs in the EPG.
  • H264 parser bug fixed that could cause problems when bad data is received OTA.


For the full changelog you can consult github

  • Fix #1369, #1397 - Stop webui asking for login credentials
  • Fix #1393 - Remove extra slash from DVR dir that confuses some postrec scripts
  • Fix #1266 - Ensure EPG metadata is available before writing to MKV
  • Fix #1407 - Skip unused ISO 8859 codes to stop spaces in service names
  • Fix #1423 - Stop XMLTV grabber search from crashing (if path is repeated)
  • Fix #1454 - Fix usage of strtok() could cause memory corruption in bundle mode
  • Fix #1453, #1459 - Fix problems with autorec rules not properly loading and deleting completed recordings
  • Muxers - fix some uninit var issues
  • HTSP - fix one memory leak and usage of ptr after free
  • Bundle - fix usage of ptr after free

Known Issues

For known issues please visit the issue tracker


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Source code

Updated by Adam Sutton about 10 years ago · 14 revisions