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Watching TV and/or video tapes with Vector Linux 7.0.
« on: June 29, 2013, 11:40:37 am »
For those of you wanting to watch TV and/or video tapes with Vector Linux7.0, I can recommend a GREAT bit of software that will allow for just that - it's called "TV-Viewer", and it can be found here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tv-viewer/

and the instructions for it can be found here:

http://tv-viewer.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page

and in the "readme" file that comes with it. I have found that it is a LOT easier to install and use then MythTV (no external server is needed), and yes, it does everything I want it to do as well, so all in all, I was pleasantly surprised with it :).
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 12:12:26 pm by Locator »

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Re: Watching TV and/or video tapes with ector Linux 7.0.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 12:15:02 pm »
From the project's website:
"TV-Viewer is a frontend to watch and record TV. It is designed for analog TV cards working with the ivtv, pvrusb2, or cx18 driver and others with a built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder. It uses the Tk toolkit. DVB support is planned in the future. "

Any hint whether it's useful for other cards (i.e. those that don't MPEG encode) as well?

I've seen that viewer apps for those that do MPEG-2 encoding are hard to come by, so thanks for finding this and sharing the info.
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Re: Watching TV and/or video tapes with Vector Linux 7.0.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 07:01:19 pm »
All I know is that it works for the tuner card that I am using now.