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Old 01-26-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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what's the best way with ubuntu to share a cabletv threw a network
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Welcome to LQ.

If you make the thread title more descriptive, you'll get help faster.
share a cabletv through a network
do you mean a cable modem? i.e. is your internet connection provided by the cable company?

The best way (IMHO) is to get an inexpensive router.
Old 01-26-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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If you have the same provider for cable and internet, I would think you can contact the provider for information. I actually had a service guy come free of charge to do the cable splitting to use both, and make sure there was good signal and impedance matching. If you are just using one computer, then all you need is a cable modem (like surfboard, for instance). If you are using multiple computers, then you can install a router (either cabled or wireless). I started out with just a 4-port hub connector, but then only one computer can be on at the same time, since the cable company only supplies one dynamic ip can enable internet sharing on a windows computer with a little effort, but it is easier to just get a real router and not worry about it.
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tv threw lan

forget about the internet thing ... The project is about sending the cable tv signal wich is provided threw a coaxial cable into the tv tuner the send it out to other computers threw the network card adaptor ..then the client could get the signal threw his network card with the vlc program
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You can stream with VLC:
Old 01-27-2008, 09:31 AM   #6
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Also, unreal media server may do what you want

HD Homerun will also do this

supposedly, here is a complete guide to streaming video media with vlc:



Elliot's page looks really nice!

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