multimedia/tvheadend fails under FreeBSD 9.2-stable

Bernhard Fröhlich decke at
Sat Feb 15 12:03:23 UTC 2014

Am 15.02.2014 12:13 schrieb "Torfinn Ingolfsen" <tingox at>:
> Hello,
> Thanks for working on this - much appreciated!
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Bernhard Fröhlich <decke at>
> >
> > Well I'm a bit pissed now because wg@ has broken the port [1] but in
> > a way that I didn't notice it up to now. He has changed the dependency
> > from ffmpeg1 to ffmpeg and removed the configure checks which cannot
> > work because ffmpeg does not compile with ffmpeg 2.x. Since he has
> > also removed ffmpeg1 I don't see a chance how to fix it unless I feel
> > enough to bring back ffmpeg1 or add support for ffmpeg 2.x to tvheadend.
> > Both seems unrealistic to me right now so I had to remove the FFMPEG
> > option in the port and the dependency to ffmpeg completely and disable
> > libav to ensure that it doesn't try to use an installed ffmpeg 2.x.
> >
> > So this is the situation right now in and it should
> > build fine but you loose all the functionality that requires libav.
> >
> Updated to latest ports, which got me tvheadend installed.
> I'm not sure what "all the functionality that requires libav"
> includes, so let me ask this way:
> - will / should DVB-C devices (via webcamd) work even without libav?
> - will CSA / cwc work even without libav?

Yes, both should work. It uses libdvbcsa for that.

What you loose is transcoding and streaming via the webinterface.

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