What’s new in the development of MythTV 0.24?

I will try to keep you updated on the changes to the current trunk version of MythTV that will eventually lead to version 0.24:

  • the OSD has been converted to MythUI, much theming is still needed, but mine is pretty good already (Willi Theme)
  • HD audio codecs and output have been worked on
  • ALSA device detection was improved
  • Playback and menu support for the Blu-ray disk format is in the works, but I have not tested it
  • Theme download site to be integrated into MythTV, making the process of installing other Themes easy
  • Additional scripts have been ported to the Wiki, which used to be in the contrib folder
  • Themes have gotten some improvement, font declarations have been changed
  • mythnetvision is getting some more content providers
  • the main code was synced with revision 24880 of ffmpeg (adding Native
    VP8 decoder, AAC SBR and PS (full HeAACv2 support), WebM, libvpx, DXVA2,
    indeo5, wmavoice, binkvideo, amr-nb)
  • OSD has some more information about the item being payed, like
    type (recording, dvd etc) codec (mpeg2, mpeg4 etc) sound (mono, stereo
  • better subtitle support (I have not tested), even when zoomed including raw subtitles
  • ability to query the channel list via the network control interface
  • support for the various raw photo formats as decoded by dcraw for MythGallery
  • "Reduce to fit" scaling option in MythGallery
  • faster commercial detection, as an option
  • VDPAU as GUI renderer, in addition to the time tested QT and OpenGL versions
  • OSD Menu has be reorganized into categories (audio, video etc)
  • support for the VideoDecodeAcceleration framework on OS X

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