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#1 2009-12-27 22:54:05

saedelaere
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Registered: 2009-04-24
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TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

Hi,

i'am working for some time now on a frontend to watch and record tv. It supports analog tv with devices that have a build-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder. In fact you can use all devices that are driven by the ivtv, pvrusb2 and cx18 driver.

The homepage provides more informations and you can find some screenshots there.

I also created a pkgbuild for the latest stable version and one to obtain the source code from a bazaar repository.

Regards
Christian

Last edited by saedelaere (2010-08-08 10:58:31)

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#2 2009-12-28 00:01:44

fastfret79
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Registered: 2009-09-05
Posts: 87

Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

Sounds interesting - I will have to remember this and give it a try when you support DVB (I have a Hauppauge Nova-TD-500)

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#3 2009-12-28 15:42:35

jamesbond007
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From: Germany
Registered: 2009-06-14
Posts: 148

Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

I have a Hauppauge PVR350 and I am *very* happy with tv-viewer. It's definitely the best tv app I found for this device. I'm particularly enjoying the timeshift and scheduled recording features.

Great to hear that it is now available as a pkgbuild from AUR - thx to saedelaere!

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#4 2010-06-12 01:46:30

mandalic
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Registered: 2009-11-13
Posts: 43

Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

I have Sabrent analog TV card (card=42), and while TVTime works just fine, tv-viewer, unfortunately, is not working... GUI starts up OK, everything seems fine, but it's not working sad
Any suggestions?

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#5 2010-06-13 13:39:05

saedelaere
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Registered: 2009-04-24
Posts: 29

Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

mandalic wrote:

I have Sabrent analog TV card (card=42), and while TVTime works just fine, tv-viewer, unfortunately, is not working... GUI starts up OK, everything seems fine, but it's not working sad
Any suggestions?

Hi,

TV-Viewer only supports devices with a build-in hardware mpeg encoder. A rule of thumb is, what is working in TVTime does not work in TV-Viewer and vice versa. Currently I do not plan to support such devices. It would be no problem for watching TV, but recording and timeshift works completely different with those devices. That would mean a lot of extra work, currently I can not afford to invest time in this task.

Regards

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#6 2010-06-13 23:14:03

mandalic
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Registered: 2009-11-13
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Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

OK, thanks mate! smile

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#7 2012-02-20 20:53:15

ronmon
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Registered: 2011-04-15
Posts: 29

Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

I've been using tv-viewer on my Gentoo desktop machine, but am running Arch on my laptop. The bzr build worked great.

Thanks!

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#8 2012-02-28 10:31:31

angelsguitar
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From: Puerto Rico
Registered: 2010-11-07
Posts: 32
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Re: TV-Viewer, frontend to watch and record TV.

TV-Viewer works great with my PVR150.  Thanks for such a great piece of software. Really a lot less complicated than setting up a MythTV box if all you want is to record and watch TV.

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