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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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(c) 2006 - 2015 Tvheadend Foundation CIC

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 support 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.

Further information

For more information about building, including generating packages, please visit:

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