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Old 07-04-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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Looking for a lightweight GTK TV tuner card viewer


Well hi.

I'm going to reinstall Linux again in a few days and decided to make my desktop as responsive and fast as possible. Going for Xfce on Slackware 12. I'm looking for a app with what I could watch TV from my hauppage pci tuner card. For now, I've used tvtime but I hate the menu system and it gliches out sometimes.

Well long story short: Is there a lightweight tv player? Bonus if still maintained.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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There are several

tvtime

mplayer

vlc
 
Old 07-04-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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Tell me more about mplayer's abilities with tv tuning. How do you change channels for example, how does it keep the channels organized. Any good GTK frontends?

I was meaning to take mplayer for my generic movie player anyway, sounds good if I can kill two birds with one stone.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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mplayer

i haven't personally used mplayer as a tv viewer. I know its possible because people will do it to test their tvtuner cards in mythtv howto's

im pretty sure all your really doing is accessing /dev/tv0 or something similar when using any of these programs. all three of these programs have both gtk and qt<not sure about vlc> variants of their front-ends.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 07:17 PM   #5
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Mplayers docs if this helps.

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML-si...n/MPlayer.html
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML-si....html#tv-input
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html
 
Old 09-07-2007, 01:56 PM   #6
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tvtime

mplayer

vlc
what abt VLC?
 
Old 09-07-2007, 02:29 PM   #7
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Check out XDTV.
 
  


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