KTvTune
Video
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Description:

SHORT: tv helper app to watch tv using a hauppauge wintv pvr150 card (all ivtv cards actually), possibly useful for others through config file adjustments.

To read the full story of how and why this program came into existence read this [^1].

Intro
This is really just a frontend to some commands. It was an attempt at a temporary solution until some decent player / kde mediacenter integration happens to support my wintv pvr 150 card.. but I happen to use it every day and other solutions seem to procrastinate so I thought, what the heck, I'll just put it online in case it's useful to some other poor pvr150 souls. I did notice that in the meantime some other chap got the exact same need as me and made a nice attempt using kommander [^2] which is actually a lot more featureful than my little program, but alas, too late, so now we have 2 :)

some remarks
- it currently uses Qt only but I definitely plan on making it a KDE app
- roadmap [^3]
- there is some configuration possible, but mostly through the config file $HOME/.config/Mattiesworld/KTvTune.conf
- there's an svg file included for your desktop shortcut
- by default, it uses vlc for tv viewing and kaffeine for playing back during timeshifting

getting started
- build: qmake && make
- create initial channel list which you can import: scantv -c /dev/video0 -o channels.txt

References
[1] http://mattiesworld.gotdns.org/weblog/2007/11/14/tuning-trouble
[2] http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/PVR150_Capture_Utility-0.8KDE-Gnome-XFCE?content=85987
[3] http://mattiesworld.gotdns.org/weblog/2007/11/14/roadmap-planned-features
Last changelog:

9 years ago

v0.2
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recording
- fix crash on multiple records
- introducing timed recordings

v0.1
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channel setup
- import from xawtv config file (scantv from v4l-tools)
- channel reordering + add/delete/edit in edit mode
tuning
- scroll anywhere in the app window to change channel
- press number on keypad to select on the first 9 channels directly
- configurable commands for tv tuning / viewing
- by default, recordings get dumped in the home dir with a suitable name.
- on startup, last tuned channel is opened
recording
- recording is currently dumping /dev/video to file using a separate thread (no external program call anymore)
- configurable command for playing back recording (during timeshift) with configurable delay for playback start

jirityr

9 years ago

I faced the same problem some time ago. I have solved it with writing small interface for ivtv-based TV cards. You can see my project site here: http://ivtvplayer.sourceforge.net/. It has a LIRC support so you don't need any virtual remote controller on your desktop (you can use the real one!). Now, I'm working on GTK2 interface for this application. I hope I will be able to share it with you soon.

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mxttie

9 years ago

thanks for sharing. I'll definitely check it out!

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9 years ago

v0.2
----
recording
- fix crash on multiple records
- introducing timed recordings

v0.1
----
channel setup
- import from xawtv config file (scantv from v4l-tools)
- channel reordering + add/delete/edit in edit mode
tuning
- scroll anywhere in the app window to change channel
- press number on keypad to select on the first 9 channels directly
- configurable commands for tv tuning / viewing
- by default, recordings get dumped in the home dir with a suitable name.
- on startup, last tuned channel is opened
recording
- recording is currently dumping /dev/video to file using a separate thread (no external program call anymore)
- configurable command for playing back recording (during timeshift) with configurable delay for playback start

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