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All TV application here, despite Kaffeine, are using '''/dev/video''', so a FF DVB card [http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Full-featured_Card] is needed. They are useful to look TV with VDR on your computer monitor, a TV is not necessary.
 
All TV application here, despite Kaffeine, are using '''/dev/video''', so a FF DVB card [http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Full-featured_Card] is needed. They are useful to look TV with VDR on your computer monitor, a TV is not necessary.
  
Kaffeine on the hand is a self-contained application. It has the ability to watch digital TV independent from VDR.
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Kaffeine on the other hand is a self-contained application. It has the ability to watch digital TV independent from VDR.
  
 
==Common problems==
 
==Common problems==

Revision as of 21:20, 17 May 2006

Description

All TV application here, despite Kaffeine, are using /dev/video, so a FF DVB card [1] is needed. They are useful to look TV with VDR on your computer monitor, a TV is not necessary.

Kaffeine on the other hand is a self-contained application. It has the ability to watch digital TV independent from VDR.

Common problems

  • As these applications are permanently accessing the video device /dev/video it is locked for other application. Other programs like the screenshot-plugin or VDRAdmin are not (fully) working then.
  • One should pay attention that the right video device is used for access (e.g. /dev/video0, /dev/video1, ...), as often webcams and analog TV card are initialised before the DVB card.

Applications