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Install Tvheadend on Ubuntu 14.04


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Oct 20, 2019
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Tvheadend is a TV streaming server for Linux. Hardware devices can be managed and live TV can be viewed directly via the web interface albeit with somewhat of an outdated user interface. It makes a great back-end to a media centre such as Kodi. Among other things it can also record based on user defined schedule.

Install Tvheadend

Add a PPA repository.

Import the GPG signing key.

Add the repository.

To receive more bleeding edge release stable can be replaced by beta or unstable.

Update the package list.

  • sudo apt-get update

Install the package.

  • sudo apt-get install tvheadend

Enter administrator username and password when asked.

Configure TvHeadend

Create a system user and group.

  • sudo useradd -r -s /bin/false -m tvheadend

Optionally add the user to secondary groups.

  • sudo usermod -a -G nzbget,utserver tvheadend

Run Tvheadend

Create a new upstart script.

  • sudo nano /etc/init/tvheadend.conf

Copy the script and save the configuration file.

  • description "Tvheadend upstart script"
  • author "DominicM @ dominicm.com"

  • # What user to run as
  • setuid tvheadend

  • # What group to run as
  • setgid tvheadend

  • # When to start the service
  • start on runlevel [2345]

  • # When to stop the service
  • stop on runlevel [016]

  • # Automatically restart process if crashed
  • respawn

  • # Start the process
  • script
  • exec /usr/local/bin/tvheadend -f -u root -g video -s -C
  • end script

Run Tvheadend with upstart.

  • start tvheadend

Use TvHeadend

Access Tvheadend in your browser on the default port 9981 and the current IP address. For example http://your ip:9981/. Log in with the administrator username and password entered earlier.