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Kaffeine is a very versatile [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE KDE] media player that, by default, utilizes [[Xine]] as its backend.  It has a simple but intuitive interface ([http://hftom.free.fr/rc/dvblive.jpg example screenshot]) and is easy to setup.  Amongst its list of supported formats are CDDA, VCD, DVD, .... and, since versions >0.5, it also provides full DVB support:
 
Kaffeine is a very versatile [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE KDE] media player that, by default, utilizes [[Xine]] as its backend.  It has a simple but intuitive interface ([http://hftom.free.fr/rc/dvblive.jpg example screenshot]) and is easy to setup.  Amongst its list of supported formats are CDDA, VCD, DVD, .... and, since versions >0.5, it also provides full DVB support:
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* TV and Radio
 
* [[Time Shifting]]
 
* [[Time Shifting]]
 
* [[Recording]] -- including unattended recording
 
* [[Recording]] -- including unattended recording
* Streaming
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* Network streaming (transmission and reception)
* [[EPG]]
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* [[EPG]], EPG-driven recording timers, OSD EPG now and next.
 
* AC3
 
* AC3
 
* DVB subtitles
 
* DVB subtitles
* HDTV (mpeg2). Kaffeine will correctly display HDTV delivered over DVB-S (e.g. BBC HD on Astra 2 at 28 degrees East). To use multithreaded ffmpeg decoding set the xine option '''video.processing.ffmpeg_thread_count''' equal to the number of CPUs, ie. 2 for a Dual-core or 4 for a Quad-core (in the GUI it is in Settings/Xine engine config/Video/Advanced).
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* HDTV (mpeg2). Kaffeine will correctly display HDTV delivered over DVB-S (e.g. BBC HD on Astra 2 at 28.8 degrees East). To use multithreaded ffmpeg decoding set the xine option '''video.processing.ffmpeg_thread_count''' equal to the number of CPUs, ie. 2 for a Dual-core or 4 for a Quad-core (in the GUI it is in Settings/Xine engine config/Video/Advanced).
 
* Remote control
 
* Remote control
* Handles multiple devices of any type (DVB-{C,S,T} and ATSC<sup id="fn_1_back">[[#fn_1|1]]</sup> ).... and even if you have only one DVB device, Kaffeine can simultaneously play and record different channels within a same transponder)
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* Handles multiple devices of any type (DVB-{C,S,T} and ATSC<sup id="fn_1_back">[[#fn_1|1]]</sup> ).... and even if you have only one DVB device, Kaffeine can simultaneously play and record different channels within a same transponder).
* DiSEqC 1.x switches, DiSEqC 1.2 and USALS rotors.
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* Handles mutiple frontends on a single device (for example a multi-standard card supporting say DVB-S and DVB-T).
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* Channel scanning on multiple devices/frontends, and multiple satellites.
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* Channel favourites lists.
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* [[DiSEqC]] 1.x switches, DiSEqC 1.2 and USALS satellite dish rotors.
 
* Supports both Low and High level CI.
 
* Supports both Low and High level CI.
  

Revision as of 16:35, 25 August 2008

Kaffeine is a very versatile KDE media player that, by default, utilizes Xine as its backend. It has a simple but intuitive interface (example screenshot) and is easy to setup. Amongst its list of supported formats are CDDA, VCD, DVD, .... and, since versions >0.5, it also provides full DVB support:

  • TV and Radio
  • Time Shifting
  • Recording -- including unattended recording
  • Network streaming (transmission and reception)
  • EPG, EPG-driven recording timers, OSD EPG now and next.
  • AC3
  • DVB subtitles
  • HDTV (mpeg2). Kaffeine will correctly display HDTV delivered over DVB-S (e.g. BBC HD on Astra 2 at 28.8 degrees East). To use multithreaded ffmpeg decoding set the xine option video.processing.ffmpeg_thread_count equal to the number of CPUs, ie. 2 for a Dual-core or 4 for a Quad-core (in the GUI it is in Settings/Xine engine config/Video/Advanced).
  • Remote control
  • Handles multiple devices of any type (DVB-{C,S,T} and ATSC1 ).... and even if you have only one DVB device, Kaffeine can simultaneously play and record different channels within a same transponder).
  • Handles mutiple frontends on a single device (for example a multi-standard card supporting say DVB-S and DVB-T).
  • Channel scanning on multiple devices/frontends, and multiple satellites.
  • Channel favourites lists.
  • DiSEqC 1.x switches, DiSEqC 1.2 and USALS satellite dish rotors.
  • Supports both Low and High level CI.


Note 1: Scanning with ATSC hardware is supported since version 0.8.7. For older versions, to configure tuning support for ATSC devices, refer to the directions contained in this thread.


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