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==Description==
 
==Description==
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.
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All TV application here, besides 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 watch 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.
 
Kaffeine on the other hand is a self-contained application. It has the ability to watch digital TV independent from VDR.

Latest revision as of 23:23, 12 December 2007

Description

All TV application here, besides Kaffeine, are using /dev/video, so a FF DVB card [1] is needed. They are useful to watch 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