MediaTomb News

MediaTomb has been buried 2017-04-03

MediaTomb was fun, but we moved on to other things and will not continue the project. You may want to check out a fork at

Sources moved from SVN to GIT 2013-01-17

Today I imported the sources into GIT, the old SVN repository is disabled.

You can clone the repo by doing: git clone git://

I set the master branch not to the old trunk, but to the latest stable 0.12 branch. I’ll probably merge some commits from the old trunk to the new master, but otherwise old-trunk will be abandoned, I think it contains some “hacks in progress” which are too old to remember.

We still plan to bring out a tiny 0.12.2, we know that the current release does not compile on modern distros anymore and since I am about to update my system from Fedora 15 to Fedora 18 (thanks to MATE) I will have to fix the MediaTomb build.

We’ll also see that we strip out unsupported features (I think Apple Trailers is no more?) and update some libaries (i.e. adapt to SpiderMonkey API changes), but there will not be any new features for now.

Development still stalled 2012-05-18

Sorry, but we are still inactive. Can’t comment on any schedule, but right now we are just swamped with everyday work… Maybe we’ll still manage a tiny release with some patches from the SF tracker this year :P

0.12.1 - Hotfix Release 2010-04-08

Well, that was really a bad timing… A week after the 0.12.0 release YouTube changed their pages and our new feature, that allows to play YT videos on UPnP devices did not work anymore.

So here is the updated version that enables this feature.

There are also a few minor fixes (see changelog), but nothing really exciting.

The next version will focus on the patches that are submitted in the tracker, I’d expect it within a month or so, let’s see… :)

I’ll also add the transcoding profile based on IP/MAC solution which could not make it into this release.

Now, a few notes on the sponsorship thing: it was interesting to hear your feedback, I really did not know what to expect from this experiment.

The overall outcome is: this is not going to work. Actually, I did not receive any negative feedback, the few mails that I did get were reassuring. But the number of people who responded is very, very low, it seems there is wide no interest to such a proposal.

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback and participated in the discussions.

We’ll continue just as before (and hopefully better ;) so stay tuned for more features….

MediaTomb 0.12.0 released 2010-03-26

Over a year behind schedule, but better late than never – 0.12.0 is finally released.

We had to take out a couple of features that are present in SVN, namely Weborama and Apple Trailers – both did not work correctly anymore due to sudden changes on the remote side. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of new stuff available and there is still more to come.

Let’s see when we will have the next one ready…

Opinion Needed 2010-01-01

Happy New Year everyone!

Same question: where is 0.12? Same answer: soon!

No, honestly, things are being worked on, however with some delay. Leo is currently away on holidays, he’ll get back to bug fixing soon. There are about 8 open bugs left, some assigned to me, some to Leo, we still have to evaluate if some of them are only minor and could be postponed. Main goal is to release 0.12 as soon as possible.

In the meantime I was approached by Greg, one of the numerous MediaTomb users, with an interesting idea.

In summary: would you want to have certain features developed faster by sponsoring them?

Please read and respond in this thread on SourceForge.

I won’t duplicate my message here, please read my view of this in the forum. And please do tell us what you think, preferably by posting in the above thread or by sending a mail to: [email protected]

We want to know your opinion, is the idea good or is it nonsense, does it look like a benefit to everyone or does it make a “they sold out” impression? It’s up to you – our decision to try or to ignore this idea will be based on your feedback. Thank you!

Back on track... 2009-12-23

Finally we found time for a coding session and had a look at what’s going on.

As already mentioned, our goal is to release 0.12 as soon as possible and leave all unfinished features for 0.13. We hope that we can get the new version out in January.

Some of you may have noticed movement in the bug tracker, a few words on how we deal with it:
we have already fixed some issues, but there are still a few left. We will release once all open bugs with a priority >= 6 are fixed or turn out to be invalid. You can see that the resolution status of those bugs is set to “Accepted”, which means that we are looking at them. Once a bug is fixed we will give it a priority of 1 and set the resolution to “Fixed”, however the bug will stay open and get closed only after the new version has been released.

I am back 2009-11-26

For the last two months I’ve been restoring the UAZ, this was quite an adventure and although it was quite exhausting I really had a lot of fun and learned a lot about cars.

Now I’m back and we plan to sit down with Leo and get an overview about the current MediaTomb status, check the bug tracker and finally make a release. We plan to disable unfinished features, make sure that stuff that is finished works and finally get the new version out.

Let’s see how that goes…

Dammit, where is 0.12?! 2009-06-27

Sorry, but I bought a car :)

You might ask: “Huh? How’s that related to MediaTomb?”

It’s a УАЗ-469Б (UAZ) from Russia, it’s 33 years old, not in the best condition and currently requires a lot of attention. Basically it consumes all my spare time and I will not rest until it shines like at the day when it rolled out of the factory doors in Ulyanovsk in the year 1976.

So what does this mean for MediaTomb?

There will probably be no updates till end of this year, sorry. Once the car restoration is finished we will hopefully pick up coding :)

2009 - when is 0.12 coming out? 2009-01-24

Well… we tried. Really. So what went wrong?

Basically there were two things that delayed everything: first – we were swamped with work and did not have much time to work on the project, second – the DVD feature knocked me out. :)

We desperately wanted to finish it for 0.12, but it turned out to be much more complicated than originally assumed. We will have another go at this, if it does not work out the feature will be postponed for 0.13.

Apart from that there are the usual things for a new release – config.xml migration, testing, documentation… ok, you probably want to know: when?

All I can say is – this year :)

...and for the inpatient – SVN is actually quite stable.

Survey Results 2008-11-06

The free SurveyMonkey account allows only 100 answers, so now it’s time to look at the results:

Tree View vs. Column View

Clearly, tree view is the winner!

Thanks to all participants!

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