This Wiki was created for Freevo 1.x releases. The next major version will be 2.0 and there is a special Wiki for changes in 2.0 and detailed developer information.
This sections contains the quick start guide for those who want to jump straight in and start using Freevo and it also contains frequently asked questions on Freevo.
Generic user Documentation:
This section gives an overview of Freevo's features and allows users to add to a wishlist of features they'd like to see. It also contains some gallerys of Freevo screenshots and images of users HTPCs or hardware setups.
Features: Main features of Freevo
WishList: User ideas and roadmap
FreevoInAction: Screenshots and videos of Freevo
MediaCenterGallery: Gallery of Freevo Media Centers
Installation and Usage
This is the main user documentation section for installing, configuring and using Freevo.
Installation: How to install Freevo for your Linux distribution
Configuration: How to configure Freevo
Plugins: Descriptions of the various plugins available for Freevo
Usage: How to use Freevo
TipsAndTricks: Tips, Tricks and useful Scripts
MediaTipsAndTricks: Tips, Tricks and useful Scripts for different media sources
Uninstallation: How to completely remove Freevo from your system
File Format Descriptions
This section provides information on Freevo's skin architecture including how to design your own skins. It also provides information on Freevo's FXD file format which is widely used throughout Freevo. FXD files are used to store information on recorded TV shows (obtained automatically from the xmltv data), user can customise them with data on their own video files, build lists of web radio and TV stations and lots more. For example in each of these uses just described it can store multiple attributes such as cover images, links, player settings, language settings etc. FXDs allow great customisation of the features and media sources for Freevo.
This section has information and configuration details on hardware that Freevo is compatible with.
Hardware: Reports on different hardware running Freevo
Here you will find information on the latest and past releases of Freevo
ChangeLog: have a look here to see the latest developments from the 1.x releases
SVN_ChangeLogs: The current changes in SVN for Freevo 1.x series
ReleaseNotes: Here's the release notes from the 1.x releases, take a look for some important install notes.
Contributing - info for users and developers
HelpNeeded: Get information here about helping with skin design, the wiki, docs etc.
CodingStandard: How the Freevo source should look like
Contributing: What you need to know to send a patch
DevelopPlugins: An introduction to writing plugins
Translations: What you need to know to maintain a translation
WishList: User ideas and roadmap
Some other interesting areas:
Below are links to other starting points or areas of interest such as a list of recent changes to the wiki, a wiki sandbox for practicing editing with the wiki, links to similar projects etc.
PleaseUpdate: Information what pages need to be updated, if you know something about one of these please add it.
RecentChanges: See where people are currently working
WikiSandBox: Feel free to change this page and experiment with editing
FindPage: Search or browse the database in various ways
SyntaxReference: Quick access to wiki syntax
SiteNavigation: Get an overview over this site and what it contains
LinkPage: Links to similar or needed projects
Website and Wiki
Most people can ignore the website maintenance but it does contain useful information for those looking to contribute to Freevo by updating the wiki. The wiki is a community tool driven by the community not the developers and as such it needs your help to survive and be of use to others so please contribute if you can.
- Wiki maintenance - anyone can contribute and share:
Edit any page by pressing Edit at the top or the bottom of the page
Create a link to another page with joined capitalized words (like WikiSandBox) or with ["quoted words in brackets"]
- Search for page titles or text within pages using the search box at the top of any page
Python: Some info when you want to learn python