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TVMosaic gets a major update: full web interface, secure access with SSL and TVMosaic Docker container

27 May 2019

Full web interface

With this new build TVMosaic finally gets a complete web interface. Now you can not only configure your TVMosaic installation in a web browser, but also scroll through Guide, set recording timers, manage your TV recordings, archive them with the SendTo function and, if your host supports video transcoding, watch live and recorded TV without launching any dedicated client. And, as previously with the configuration web interface, it is completely re-written, it is packed with features and it is lightning fast!

(Hint: If your TVMosaic runs on an Intel-based host, do not forget to turn on hardware accelerated video transcoding in Settings!).


Secure server access

Not only this new TVMosaic build comes with a complete web interface, it also comes with the possibility to use a secure HTTPS-based access over the Internet to your TVMosaic server.

All you need is an Internet address that resolves to your external IP address and SSL certificate for that Internet address. If you have the certificate already, you can use it straight away. If not, do not worry. You can easily obtain one from the free CA authority, like Let's Encrypt.


More information on how to get the certificate and how to use it can be found on our Wiki.


The HTTPS connection works with the TVMosaic Android and iOS apps, and web interface. It uses ports 9370-9371, as opposed to non-secure standard ports 9270-9271. Of course, you can still use ports 9270-9271 inside your LAN with all existing TVMosaic clients.


Please note that SSL-based access is not a substitute for the properly set user name and password to access your TVMosaic! They work together and both are required to secure access to your TVMosaic server over the Internet.


Docker


And last, but not least, this new TVMosaic build comes with the official TVMosaic Docker container.


The dockerized TVMosaid version expands supported platforms to most of the x86-64 hosts where Docker runs. The original native TVMosaic desktop linux installation is available only for Ubuntu and Debian OS. Packed into a Docker container it can be successfully installed and used also on CentOS, Red Hat, Fedora, Mint Linux, Western Digital Intel-based NAS products to name a few. Next to that, using TVMosaic as a Docker container improves overall system security (TVMosaic runs completely inside the isolated container environment) and optimizes host resource usage as each container gets its own memory and processor quotas.


The TVMosaic Docker container can be downloaded from the Docker Hub. There you can also find the instructions on how to configure and run the container. Additional information is available also on our Wiki.


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Full list of the changes, additions and fixes in this new TVMosaic build can be found on our forum.


The new build can be downloaded from our TVMosaic webpage. Please, make sure to update both your server and client installations.

Enjoy!

Faithfully yours,
DVBLogic team

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