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Tvheadend is a TV streaming server for Linux supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, IPTV,SAT>IP and other formats through the unix pipe as input sources.
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Latest commit 70c39f5 May 24, 2016 Nicholas Sielicki committed with perexg Fix C/Ku Label and Change switch frequency
* The C/Ku label was 5150/11700, in spite of the fact that the local
  oscillator frequencies were 5150/10750. This label is now changed to
  reflect the correct frequencies. Just to be clear: the frequencies
  themselves are unchanged, still at 5150/10750. Only the description

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Sielicki <sielicki@bitwise>
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What it is

Tvheadend is a TV streaming server and digital video recorder.

It supports the following inputs:

  • DVB-C(2)
  • DVB-T(2)
  • DVB-S(2)
  • ATSC
  • SAT>IP
  • HDHomeRun
  • IPTV
    • UDP
    • HTTP

It supports the following outputs:

  • HTTP
  • HTSP (own protocol)
  • SAT>IP

How to build for Linux

First you need to configure:

$ ./configure

If any dependencies are missing the configure script will complain or attempt to disable optional features.

Build the binary:

$ make

After build, the binary resides in build.linux directory.

Thus, to start it, just type:

$ ./build.linux/tvheadend

Settings are stored in $HOME/.hts/tvheadend.

How to build for OS X

Same build procedure applies to OS X. After build, the binary resides in build.darwin directory.

Only network sources (IPTV, SAT>IP) are supported on OS X. There is no support for DVB USB sticks and PCI cards. Transcoding is currently not supported.


The latest official packages can be downloaded from:

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