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Old 05-14-2002, 02:15 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Romania, Timisoara
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.04
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Good software for Tv tuner under linux ... !?!

Hello everybody,
I have an RH 7.2 linux distribution and I have also an Pinnacle Studio (PCI) tv tuner.
I'm looking for a good software for this tv tuner under linux.
I found something on the 2nd RH 7.2 CD, something named "xwatv" , if I'm not wrong.
I can't see the image on the full screen.
The problem is the following:
when I chose full screen the image will remain in the center of our monitor and the rest of the screen will be black.
How can I configure or do something with that "xwatv" to see the image for cable TV on the full screen ?

Do you know some other good software for tv tuner which support full screen ... the real full screen not with black frame around ?

Best regards.
Old 05-14-2002, 02:25 AM   #2
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xawtv is the right program, if it isn't running full screen then you probably haven't loaded the video for linux X module.

Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, find Section "Module" and add a line Load "v4l"
Old 05-14-2002, 06:29 AM   #3
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Thanks dorward , maybe this was the problem.
I'll try .

In addition to the last question .
Do you know how LIRC works ?
I undestud that it is useful for remote control.

On my TV tuner box I had also a remote tool, but I don't know how to run lirc to control the TV tuner with that remote control tool.

I installed the LIRC, but I don't know how to proceed.

Run first lirc and then xawtv or ... ?!?
It doesn't work .



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