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Announcements / Version 0.5.2 released
« on: January 23, 2020, 00:54:43 »
This is a minor bug-fix release affecting the client only, the server does not need updating and remains at version 0.5.1.

A new thing:
  • Radio recording resume

A fix:
  • Stopping and immediately resuming a recording fixed. In 0.5.1 it would start at the beginning


The Raspberry Pi image is now generated using Pi-Gen: The only difference you should notice is the new SSH user name: vomp, and password: vompian.

All the notes in the release announcement for 0.5.1 still apply.

Announcements / Version 0.5.1 released
« on: October 29, 2019, 19:49:14 »
New things:

  • It's now possible to mark as recording as new (deleting the resume data)
  • The recording information screen displays more details
  • When playing a recording, the "previous channel" button rewinds 2s (for interlacing resync (yes, this needs fixing properly))
  • IPv6 support (Raspberry Pi only)


  • Fixed a playback hang due to a threading deadlock
  • Fixed a hang starting playing a recording which has already been deleted on the server
  • Fixed the Raspberry Pi screen going black during pause
  • Fixed a bug moving a recording with special characters in the name
  • Fixed a bug with the advanced menu in options
  • Fixed the stop-time display in the timer information screen
  • Compile fixes for Stretch and Buster
  • Fixed libcec4 support
  • Saved some Raspberry Pi CPU usage in the on-screen-display code
  • Fixed a crash when using subtitles
  • Fixed a crash pressing up too much in the options screen


  • Server Makefile updated
  • Server sample config file updated


The minimum VDR version is still 1.7.35. The maximum known-working version is 2.4.1.

Raspberry Pi models 1, 2 and early 3s are known to work. Later Pi 3s did not work with the 0.5.0 image but I expect they will work with 0.5.1. I haven't got a late 3, if you have and it works please let me know.

Reportedly the Raspberry Pi 4 has no hardware MPEG2 support. I haven't got a Pi 4 so I can't test it. I expect very bad results trying to play MPEG2! It might still work to play MPEG4, I don't know. It is also possible the image won't work at all - reports welcome!

This is probably the last 0.5.x release. 0.6.x will drop support for Hauppauge MVPs and will require at minimum VDR 2.4.0.

Announcements / Version 0.5.0 released
« on: March 15, 2017, 17:31:58 »
After the longest development delay yet.. VOMP 0.5.0 is finally finished!

New things:

  • Improved EPG and recordings menu
  • Poster, cast and banner picture through scraper2vdr support
  • TV station logos
  • Scrollable EPG texts
  • Different skins (noOpacity inspired and two classic skins) - different color schemes
  • TVBD inclusion through scraper2vdr
  • Uses audio and subititle presets from VDR settings
  • Mouse wheel support (Windows)
  • High resolution vector based OSD (Windows)
  • Support for Raspbian Jessie
  • Experimental support for VDR 2.3.1/2
  • Experimental new SD card image for Raspberry Pi


  • Several crashes, lock-ups and memory leaks have been fixed
  • Fixes for compatibility with newer Raspbery Pi firmware

Other notes:

The minimum VDR version is 1.7.35, the maximum is 2.2.0 but it may work with 2.3.1 and 2.3.2.

Raspberry Pi models 1 and 2 are known to work. If you run it on a 3 let us know how it goes.

The SD card download is a new and experimental feature. Please let me know of any problems, or even success stories!

The MVP is still supported for this release, but this is most likely the last version to support it.

Announcements / End support for the MVP?
« on: March 03, 2016, 21:19:11 »
The latest code does not compile for MVPs, meaning someone would have to work on it to bring it in-line with the new Raspberry Pi vomp code. Given this, the age of MVPs, the general move to HD, the low price of Raspberry Pis, the work involved in keeping two/three/many platforms in sync - how about we say thanks and goodbye to the great Hauppauge MediaMVP, leaving the last working version at 0.4.1, with server 0.4.1?

Feel free to vote and comment!

Announcements / Version 0.4.1 released
« on: February 16, 2014, 21:54:55 »

  • Gradients in menus - nicer look
  • Shutdown-VDR patch from Yaris included
  • Resume as default action from dingo35
  • Compatibility with VDR 1.7.36 to 2.1.1

Bug fixes:

Many bugs fixed and improvements mainly to the Raspberry Pi port by Marten Richter. There are fixes in:

  • Audio downmixing
  • Stream & demuxing handling
  • CEC
  • MCE remote controls
  • Channel list on MPEG2 only devices
  • Typing a channel number in the radio list
  • Some fixes for Windows 8
  • ... and many more. Thanks Marten!

Announcements / Version 0.4.0 released
« on: February 23, 2013, 21:54:46 »
Finally, version 0.4.0, and a solution for HDTV: the Raspberry Pi.

The major change for this version is Raspberry Pi support. Marten Richter has ported vomp to the pi and it's really good. Thanks Marten!

A very incomplete list of other minor changes not including all the things I can't remember:

  • Radio channel switching and teletext bug fixed
  • Network logging
  • Full duplex patch
  • Server UTF-8 support
  • New recordings are shown with an asterisk in the recordings list

Thanks go to Marten and all the people who are testing and helping and providing patches. Apologies go to the people who have provided fixes which have gone into this release which I have forgotten. Please email me and I will update this list of changes.

Thanks to the Raspberry Pi folks for making the MVP successor, just in time.

VOMP General / MVP / VDR 1.7.32 Freeview HD EPG patch
« on: December 02, 2012, 21:10:06 »
I have modified the patch listed here:
to compile with VDR 1.7.32 and decode the oddly compressed EPG on Freeview HD (UK).

The Huffman tables are not included in this version.

If someone else is already maintaining this patch please let me know ...


VOMP General / MVP / Raspberry Pi Forum Section
« on: September 08, 2012, 15:25:40 »
At the excellent suggestion of odin4242 there is now a specific Raspberry Pi section to the forum. I have moved a few topics from here to there already, so check there for missing posts!

VOMP General / MVP / New things
« on: June 24, 2012, 18:43:03 »
A few minor updates..

The forum website is now available over experimental IPv6. If you see any problems please let me know.

I have put the makedevenv scripts into git, and they will be downloadable this way only from now on. It will make changing things in the makedevenv system much easier.

Also, not new but... This forum is available over https if you want to access it securely. It's a self signed certificate, but at least you don't put your password over the wire in the clear.

Announcements / Switch to git, new makedevenv script
« on: May 23, 2012, 21:08:42 »
I have switched the source code repository to git hosted on this web site, away from CVS at SourceForge. Gitweb for the repository is available at , the repositories can be cloned like this:

git clone<projectname>.git

MartenR, who has worked on vomp for Windows and vomp for various other things, has a new vomp client git repository here which he will be using to experiment with a client for the Raspberry Pi.

I have updated the makedevenv script to version 9 to download the vomp client source code from the git repository.

Thanks to forum member dingo35 for identifying a problem with the makedevenv script on Debian Squeeze causing it not to work with bash 4. I have updated the packages to fix the problem, it is available as makedevenv version 7 on the web site.

I have also modified the script to download crosstool's package requirements from the loggytronic web site instead of GNU to speed things up.

Announcements / Version 0.3.1 released
« on: July 16, 2009, 22:36:53 »
New Stuff:

* Sleep timer (press the go button)
* DVB subtitles (press the green button)
* Classic teletext support (press the yellow button) - (not UK Freeview teletext)

Changed Stuff:

* Recordings menu improvements


* One intermittent crash fixed
* Fix for viewing Radio EPG when in radio mode

Thanks to all who were involved in this release!

There is a new version 6 of the build script on the website which works on Debian Lenny. It might also work on other newer distros, but not Fedora 11 or Ubuntu Jaunty.

QtVomp / Tumbleweed
« on: October 24, 2008, 13:18:13 »
Oooh, quiet in here...

Announcements / QtVomp - Vomp Client For Linux Alpha Release
« on: October 18, 2008, 12:29:48 »
Philipp Müller has created QtVomp, a Vomp client for Linux. He would like to annouce the following.

This is the alpha 1 release of a Linux desktop client for Vomp.

Only the source tar ball is provided, so you need to compile QtVomp by yourself.


  • Qt 4.4
  • Phonon-Xine-Backend out of KDE 4.1 (only runtime dependency)
  • VDR running Vompserver-plugin 0.3.0
  • Installation instructions are in the INSTALL file

Supported features:

  • Channel list with EPG entries
  • Playing live-TV
  • Playing recordings
  • Playing MP3 files

Usage of the client:

The structure is similar to the normal Vomp usage, so it should feel familiar. Beside of the normal behavior of Vomp and common mouse handling of lists, buttons, etc following is not so obvious:

  • Channel switching is done with Page Up/Down
  • Double click on the video area switches in between full screen mode and windowed mode
  • In full screen mode ESC returns to windowed mode
  • In full screen mode Alt-F4 is deactivated

Known limitations:

  • QtVomp cannot find the VDR server automatically, when run on a PC where an instance of VDR/Vomp is running. Use the command line argument -s <ip-address> then.
  • Recordings don't support any jump forward / backward in the file, This is a "bug" in Phonon in combination with the VDR recordings format
  • Some MP3 files don't play (Phonon issue)

Please report everything - success, failure, ideas to the forum for open discussion.

If a file doesn't play or no output in general, please test as follows:

  • Have a look into the README file, some exceptions are explained in detail
  • Does the file play with Dragonplayer? If not it is a Phonon issue.
  • Is the Phonon-Xine-Backend default (see KDE System Settings - Sound - <tab> Backend)?


Philipp Müller

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