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Old 01-27-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Television viewing apps


What alternatives are there to xawtv for watching tv under linux?
I have looked about and most of my searching has turned up a big load of nuthin.. This cant be the only app for this can it?

The reason I ask is that I find the video quality to be degraded from the same comp under win2000 (both dual boot)

The picture looks like ever other scanline is ofset a tiny bit and the colors are well washed out. Adjusting hte saturation upwards only results in the colors bleeding.

on 2 different boxes Both running RH 8.0
comp 1 has a ATI AIW radeon 32mb with the latest ati2 drivers loaded
comp 2 has a GF3 128mb witht eh latest drivers from NVidia

I would like to try a different TV viewer app to see if it is an issue with xawtv or not.

Any input on either the bad video or the TV apps would be appreciated.


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Old 01-27-2003, 05:08 PM   #2
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i very very much doubt it's an xawtv issue, it will be related to the way that the bttv driver is being run. especially as the guy that writes xawtv writes THE bt878 driver for the kernel anyway, you can try apps like gnometv, kwintv or zapping, but they all use the same driver. check you have the right tv source settings of course right tuning tables etc... i might be wrong...
 
Old 01-27-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the speedy reply
I had thought of the source and tuning tables being out of whack so I tried using my PS2 as the source, using both composite and svideo cables, and the same issue appears as on tv tuner input on both machines no matter the settings I try to use in xaxtv.

If it is a issue with the bt878 driver ill prolly gonna be sol for a while then..

I was this >< close to tossing windows out for good... =(
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Old 01-27-2003, 06:29 PM   #4
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well, maybe you just need to set the driver options in /etc/modules.conf for your specific card. search on this site for a couple of posts last week for the term CARDLIST for the id numbers of most cards.
 
  


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