kdetv

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kdetv is a KDE application to watch TV on the desktop.

Features of kdetv include deinterlacing (DScaler algorithms), three view modes, a channel scanner, the ability to import the channel files of three other TV programs, teletext and closed caption decoding, and an easy-to-use graphical user interface. The application supports remote controls using KDELIRC, a component shipped in KDE 3.2.

kdetv requires KDE libraries version 3.2 or above, a TV tuner card with video4linux or XVIDEO-input support, and an ALSA or OSS compatible mixer device.

arch0njw

10 years ago

I second the dev question. This is a nice program, and I hope that the development hasn't stopped on it. I have a couple of issues that I'd like to see a solution to:
1. Channels are not remembered when I reboot
2. Sound device selections are also not remembered

There are random crashes I haven't figured out enough to file a bug yet.

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tampakrap

9 years ago

Kdetv has been taken by another guy or team and they have already ported it to kde4. Gentoo users can have a look at the live ebuild available in kde-crazy overlay

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dooteo

11 years ago

Hi all,

I translate KdeTV to Basque language, but I don't know where should I submit translated PO file.

Any suggest?

Thanks and best regards,

Dooteo

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x-pender

11 years ago

in suse 10.2 kdetv works fine,but in suse10.3 can`t start channel wizard.I have saved channel.xml ,I can import it,very good image but no sound.Any ideeas?

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menace1982

11 years ago

Did the development of kdetv stopped? I hope to see this great app ported to KDE4...

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polrus

11 years ago

will it be up again?

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den23513

11 years ago

Site is down. Somebody have a mirrors maybe?

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asshoff

11 years ago

can be found here:

http://www.pcwelt.de/index.cfm?pid=745&pk=53807&dl=25134&p=2

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zarquad

12 years ago

I''m using a pinnacle DC10Plus analog capture, and no interlacing, actually looks better than interlacing. I still can't read half of the words or see how beautiful the textures are on my xbox games... suggestions?

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hds

12 years ago

kdetv
ALSA lib control.c:910:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL
kdetv: WARNING: MainWindow::setupInfraRed(): Lirc not available
kdetv: Fatal IO error: client killed
KCrash: Application 'kdetv' crashing...

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cyberclaus

12 years ago

My home TV set gives me a chance to see the actual time in OSD in the right or left upper corner. This is helpful while waiting on one channel for the movie on another channel at a specific time.

I would like to see that on kdetv too (think about fullscreen mode). I think about a plugin with
- place where the time should be displayed
- font family and font size
- a shortcut key for toggle on/off

There's no need to get the time from the tv stations, the system time would be the best (it's more acurate).

There should be a lot of people who liked that and I think it's not too complicated to solve.

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cesarguere

13 years ago

i want to use a pinnacle pctv with chipset phillips saa7132 and i can´t configure it. is the problem in the kernel? does it works on linux?

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zvonSully

12 years ago

It works now with kernel 2.6.16

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FXartist

13 years ago

Novell now makes this available through YaST Online Update as an optional download titled "Multimedia Option" (There's 4 available for various media library files and software). Congratulations to the developer on this software.

Cheers :)

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mfernau

13 years ago

after starting kdetv - it crashes immediately...
I just see some output on the console ... nothing else


[mfe@murpy] (~) $ kdetv
X Error: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied) 10
Major opcode: 2
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x180000f
kv4lsetup: using X11 display :0.0
dga: version 2.0
mode: 1280x1024, depth=24, bpp=32, bpl=5120, base=0xd0000000
/dev/video [v4l2]: configuration done
Try to open v4l2 vbi device, libzvbi interface rev.
$Id: io-v4l2.c,v 1.12 2002/11/30 02:37:18 mschimek Exp $Opened /dev/v4l/vbi0
Try to open v4l2 (2002-10) vbi device, libzvbi interface rev.
$Id: io-v4l2k.c,v 1.4 2003/02/16 18:58:07 mschimek Exp $Opened /dev/v4l/vbi0
/dev/v4l/vbi0 (BT878 video (Hauppauge (bt878))) is a v4l2 vbi device,
driver bttv, version 0x0000090f
Current scanning system is 525
Querying current vbi parameters... success
VBI capture parameters granted: format 59455247, 28636363 Hz, 2048 bpl, offs 244, F1 10+16, F2 273+16, flags 00000000
Nyquist check passed
Request decoding of services 0x60000c7f
Will decode services 0x00000860
Using streaming interface
Fifo initialized
Requesting streaming i/o buffers
kdetv: WARNING: VBIDecoder: vbi_capture_v4l2_new error: Streaming I/O Puffer Anfrage an /dev/v4l/vbi0 (BT878 video (Hauppauge (bt878))) fehlgeschlagen: 22, Das Argument ist ung??ltig.
Try to open v4l vbi device, libzvbi interface rev.
$Id: io-v4l.c,v 1.9 2002/11/30 02:37:18 mschimek Exp $Opened /dev/v4l/vbi0
Driver name 'BT878 video (Hauppauge (bt878))'
Attempt to guess the videostandard
Driver supports VIDIOCGTUNER: 1
Videostandard is NTSC
/dev/v4l/vbi0 (BT878 video (Hauppauge (bt878))) is a v4l vbi device
Hinted video standard 0, guessed 525
Driver supports VIDIOCGVBIFMT, guessed videostandard 525
Accept current vbi parameters
Guessed videostandard 525
Nyquist check passed
Will decode services 0x00000860
Warning: no read select, reading will block
Capture buffer allocated
Successful opened /dev/v4l/vbi0 (BT878 video (Hauppauge (bt878)))
kdetv: could not connect to socket
kdetv: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
kdetv: WARNING: lirc: Failed to initialize
kdetv: WARNING: VbiDecoder: VBI capture error: Eingabe-/Ausgabefehler
KCrash: Application 'kdetv' crashing...

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WolfCub

13 years ago

What high quality TV tuner should I get for kdetv? I am running Debian 3.1 and have a GeForce 6800 Ultra, and I'd like the easiest TV tuner to get working that I can get. Thanks.

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dziegel

13 years ago

Hauppauge WinTV pci cards should be very easy to set up. Generally speaking, analog TV cards that use the bt8x8 chipset should work with Linux and kdetv. "Common" models are autodetected by the bttv driver and are thus easier to install.

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taki

13 years ago

saa7134 cards are not allways easy to setup but give an excellent result. They are also very well fit for recording via mencoder.

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mart193

13 years ago

nice app , someone might code autocollapse search for channels though.. something like juk playlist search, would be nice and usable addition

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dziegel

13 years ago

Would only make sense for a huge amount of channels, but most people have less than 40 channels

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olahaye74

13 years ago

In France, DVB-T will be rolled out on March 14th 2005. Will kdetv supports DVB-T cards?

Note: Analog tv will be stopped in 2010.

Example of cards I may purchase:
- ADS Tech Instant TV DVB-T PCI
- Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-t PCI
- Pinnacle PCTV MediaCenter 300i

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dziegel

13 years ago

This is not planned by me ATM and noone else volunteered to do it up to now.

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vladvasiliu

14 years ago

Hello, I really like your app, but there is however one problem: I got this leadtek winfast 2000 tv card with my computer, and I can't get it to work with the local tv standard (france - secam l) the board can decode that, 'cause under windows it works. is there any way to select the standard? because I could only find pal / ntsc / secam options.

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dziegel

13 years ago

Try out the new v4l2 plugin in 0.8.4 (enable compilation in plugins/video/Makefile.am). It should present all norms your tuner supports.

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dbsflac

14 years ago

Great app! It also fixes the mute on exit bug :). 10/10!

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