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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

VOMP General / MVP / Drop support for VDR 1.2.6 ?
« on: July 22, 2008, 22:40:47 »
And, how is version 0.3.0 working for you? Dead/encrypted channel troubles over? Live TV any better?

Announcements / Version 0.3.0 released
« on: July 19, 2008, 05:09:04 »
A long time to produce, but worth it: version 0.3.0!

New Stuff:

* Totally rewritten live tv support:
** Faster channel changes
** Faster EPG
** Now/next can show other channels (press left/right on new remotes)
** Much improved on-screen display
** Handles dead / encrypted channels much better
* Patches from Dave Pickles for VDR 1.6 support
* Server config option to disable mvprelay by Alex Pipelka
* Patch to advise server not to keep recording playback data in filesystem cache - MarkC


* German translations
* Joint stereo typo
* Configdir thread safety (mentioned in VDR logs)
* Fix from Philipp Müller for drawing long text lines
* Patch for supporting audioless channels from Alexander Pipelka
* Move recording could fail sometimes - fixed
* Internal bootp code now finds config file in the right place


* Config files now in [vdr-config]/plugins/vompserver
* Code cleaning patches from Alex Pipelka
* Totally rewritten internationalisation support from MarkC. Much easier to edit language files now
* Hx MVP software version number changed to hopefully force Hx MVPs to download the dongle more often

Windows Specific:

* Support for hardware deinterlacer
* Bugfixes increasing filter and Windows Vista compatibility
* And much work by Marten Richter to keep the windows code up to date alongside the linux stuff, Thanks Marten!

Many things have been forgotten off this list I am sure. Many thanks to all who contributed.

The next few versions hopefully won't take so long as they won't get bogged down in such major protocol rewrites.

Apologies for those wanting particular features in this version that aren't there, we both know who you are.


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