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Old 03-17-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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software to watch tv


I just installed an ati tv wonder ve card and was wondering what software would be good to use to watch television.

Im running mandrake 9.0.does it have any software to be able to do this?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 05:37 PM   #2
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loads. in order of preference

1) XawTV
2) Zapping
3) GnomeV
4) KWintv
5) Others
6) Probably

just install one in the software installer program, or "urpmi xawtv" in a console window as root
 
Old 03-17-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
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are any of those already in mandrake 9.0 or will i have to download them?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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yeah all in there afaik
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:26 PM   #5
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Am I the only one who's surprised by the omission of 'mplayer/mencoder' in acid_QP's reply?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:46 PM   #6
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Nah...
I wasn't surprised at all, I was in shock.

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Old 03-18-2003, 06:32 AM   #7
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wasn't it Sir Isaac Newton (a man i feel i have an awful lot in common with) who made all his nice numbered laws and then relised he didn't state the obviosu and so created a zeroth law?

0) mplayer

it's still not really that usable as a tv though i think.... all good time. maybe an acidtv would come in handy..?
 
Old 03-18-2003, 09:43 AM   #8
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Hell yeah! The only thing I've had success with watching TV via my WinTV Go card was mplayer. So, acidTV sure sounds like a great idea to me!

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Old 03-18-2003, 09:50 AM   #9
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xawtv is flawless with my wintvgo, linux and bsd work great....
 
Old 03-18-2003, 09:57 AM   #10
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I probably haven't spent the quality time needed to get them to work. I played around with other apps for a while, no luck (maybe only a day or so) so I moved onto mplayer, worked first time up. The screen is seperated (Top half on bottom of screen, bottom on top with a fat black line in the middle) and there is no color, but it does play the TV

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