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Old 07-17-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
biggles1963
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what applications do you use to watch TV on linux?


I've looked at MythTV and been to a "beginners" linux forum where an expert gave me tips on where to begin. It seems way over the top for me and still a long way from being installable/usable by a non/lapsed geek.

I'd like to watch free to air digital TV, record to hdd, maybe pause live tV, in the longer term, perhaps support a 2nd tuner card.

I have:
A P4 2.4GHZ with 1.256G RAM & about 300G disk.
The tuner card is a Leadtek WinFast DTV1000 S (a cheapie). It works with windows.

I run Linux mandriva 2008. uname -r gives me: 2.6.22.9-desktop-1mdv

Is there an app that I can urpmi to give me TV under Linux?
 
Old 07-17-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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MythTV is a good choice and it is easy to use. Install it using the package manager instead. There are lots of additional modules you won't get by default using the commandline install. There's also freevo GeeXboX (runs from cd and is installable) and MythTVOS which is MythTV preconfigured for the UK, it runs from the cd and is installable.

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Old 07-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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I use MythTV on my computers but I have been told that XBMC is a lot easier to configure (at the cost of some missing features). I don't know whether they have any rpm packages, though.

FWIW, there are distros that are essentially just MythTV + OS features required to make it run. Maybe something you could give a try.

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Old 07-17-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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I don't know whether they have any rpm packages, though.
There is an rpm of XBMC, sadly it's only for Fedora.
 
  


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