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Friday, August 03, 2007

Freevo 1.7.3 released : Turn your PC into a standalone multimedia jukebox/VCR/PVR/HTPC

Freevo 1.7.3 is release on August 2, 2007.

Freevo is an open-source home theatre PC platform based on Linux and a number of open-source audio/video tools. Freevo is a Linux application that turns a PC with a TV capture card and/or TV-out into a standalone multimedia jukebox/VCR/PVR/HTPC. It uses MPlayer or Xine to play and record audio and video. It is optimized for use with a TV+remote.

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.

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.

Freevo documentation

Download latest release of Freevo 1.7.3

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