a cross-platform drm-free media center for home theater computers
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UNTV is a cross platform DRM-free media platform for home theater computers. Developers should read "Getting Started" and the API Documentation.

Getting Started

End Users

Download the latest bundled release for your platform and place in your Applications directory (or equivalent) and launch as usual.

Using the Keyboard as a Remote

If you are developing for UNTV or do not wish to use your smartphone as a remote control, you may use your keyboard as a remote. Below is a list of the different keys and combinations as well as their targeted event. For more information about these events from a development perspective, you will likely need to read extending-the-remote.md.

  • Up Arrow: Scroll Up
  • Left Arrow: Scroll Left
  • Right Arrow: Scroll Right
  • Down Arrow: Scroll Down
  • Home: Toggle Menu
  • Esc: Go Back
  • Tab: Go Next
  • Enter: Select
  • Space: Pause/Play Player
  • Shift + Left Arrow: Seek Player Previous
  • Shift + Right Arrow: Seek Player Next


Since UNTV aims to provide support for as many codecs as possible, it uses a custom build of Node-Webkit which I have compiled for linux64, darwin32, and win32. You may, however, use the upstream builds of Node-Webkit, but you will sacrifice playback support for just about everything except for .ogg and .webm.

Clone the repository:

~# git clone https://github.com/untv/untv.git

Install dependencies using Node Package Manager:

~# cd untv && sudo npm install

Make sure you have CoffeeScript installed globally (we use cake for tasks):

~# sudo npm install coffee-script -g

Run cake setup from the project root to download your platform's custom build of node-webkit and unpack it to the bin/ directory.

Alternatively download the custom build of node-webkit here: https://file.ac/s4Lt3Vo6rls/ Then, unzip and place contents in the bin/nw-0.8.4-custom directory.

Run cake start from the project root to launch UNTV.

Run cake build from the project root to bundle a distributable release for your platform.