Me TV 1.3.0 new UI layout and more…

Ok so it has bee a while since I have mentioned Me TV, but I'm still actively packaging for the project and have recently been asked if I'd like to take over the Debian maintainer roll. I accepted this as it will lead to the possibility of becoming a Debian Developer.

Here are some screen shots to show how the user interface has been reworked…

Notice in the image above that the old tool bar that used to be along the top has now moved to the bottom, and it is only displayed when you move the mouse over the active Me TV session. the tool bar then disappears after a period of 5 seconds leaving you with a larger display area for the content.

So for using Me TV on smaller screens like those of Eee PC's this optimises the limited screen real estateย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Get the latest source for Me TV here and there are also PPA's for Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid & Maverick here… or if you happen to be using ubuntu karmic (or higher) you can simply add this repository by pasting the following into the terminal …ย  'sudo apt-add-repository ppa:me-tv-development/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install me-tv' then you will have the latest available version, as the one currently in the ubuntu repos is quite old and there have been many issues fixed since that release! I've also pushed Me TV 1.3.0 to Debian Mentors this is still awaiting review, but one that has been accepted then version 1.3.0 will be available in Debian Sid/experimental.

Me TV 1.1.5

I realise that there has been a run on updates for Me TV of late! but any way here's another…

Here are the list of changes that were addressed in versions 1.1.4 & 1.1.5…


  • More tweaks to the EPG event UI
  • Added check for EPG events before starting EPG thread
  • Fixed information on meters dialog
  • Changed demux filter to only except exact table types by default


  • Heap corruption during channel scanning (LP: #505454)
  • EPG Detail "description" shows only the subtitle (LP: #503051)
  • Not removing display stream when stopping recordings (LP: #506078)
  • Added sl translation

Me TV 1.1.3 released

In this release the following issues have been addressed…

  • Use GLib/Gio instead GNet (LP: #503214)
  • Removed deprecated libgnome/ui dependency (LP: #503219)
  • Applied patch from Ludwig Nussel to fix compile error on glibmm 2.16.1
  • Added PES type 0x80 to be a recognised video stream
  • Fix for FTBFS on Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (LP: #503910)
  • Removed GTK+ 2.16 requirement from UI file
  • EPG now honours the version number field and updates EPG events

The main differences here are that the dependencies for libgnome* have been removed and now is using libgtk* When you update to this version you will be prompted to either remove or update the SQLite database (Channel/EPG information)

Me TV 1.1.2 released

I know, I know, in my last post I informed you that version 1.1.0/1 was released…

However this time I'm now saying that 1.1.2 is the latest!

Visit…ย for the source code and link to the .deb's ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me TV 1.1.0 Released… [update Me TV 1.1.1]

Hmm… it appears I'm a few days late! but anyway on the 1st of January, Me TV 1.1.0 was released, unfortunately this had a few regressions in it! so version 1.1.1 was unofficially released soon after. So the so the source code is up on Launchpad (Me TV) and I have also uploaded to both the stable & my ppa's

Remember, as this is an update… Please do not file bugs againts the project Me TV on Ubuntu! instead use the bug report on launchpad for Me-TV instead. ๐Ÿ˜‰