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[[Image:Utilities_icon.png|35px|]] '''Software Applications and Usage:'''<br>
 
[[Image:Utilities_icon.png|35px|]] '''Software Applications and Usage:'''<br>
* Applications to watch and record TV
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* [[TV Related Software]] ... Applications to watch and record TV
 
* [[Radio Listening Applications|Radio Listening]]
 
* [[Radio Listening Applications|Radio Listening]]
 
* [[Webcam Software]]
 
* [[Webcam Software]]
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==[[Image:Software_viewing_apps_icon.png|50px]] TV Software SubPage:==
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==[[Image:Software_viewing_apps_icon.png|50px]] TV Related Software SubPage:==
  
 
It would seem that, instead of re-inventing the wheel, the existing [[TV Related Software]] page is an ideal candidate to be reworked as the TV Software SubPage  
 
It would seem that, instead of re-inventing the wheel, the existing [[TV Related Software]] page is an ideal candidate to be reworked as the TV Software SubPage  
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* streaming
 
* streaming
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distinguish between tuner/tuning/to tune/receiver ...
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in contemporary dialogue/common language:
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the terms "tuner" and "receiver" are often used interchangeably
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more appropriate to call it a receiver, with the tuner being part of the receiver
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[[tuning]]
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In electronics, tuning refers to a process in which, first, a specific [[RF]] signal is acquired and, second, is subsequently acted upon such that any underlying content (information/data) may be extracted.
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One may "tune" to a specific frequency and find that there is no underlining content to be found -- in the context of radio or TV signal reception, this would be characteristic of static or white noise.
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in which case the RF carrier signal
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list of known frequencies or obtained via a frequency scan
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__NOTOC__
 
__NOTOC__
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|  valign=top | [[Image:Software_viewing_apps_icon.png|50px]]  
 
|  valign=top | [[Image:Software_viewing_apps_icon.png|50px]]  
 
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== '''TV Software Related:'''==
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== '''TV Related Software:'''==
 
|}
 
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|valign=top bgcolor=#F7F9FB width=32%|
 
|valign=top bgcolor=#F7F9FB width=32%|
 
[[Image:Start_icon.png|35px|]] '''Getting Started:'''<br>
 
[[Image:Start_icon.png|35px|]] '''Getting Started:'''<br>
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*'''[[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Tools for testing tuning]]
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** [[Frequency Scan|Frequency Scanning]]
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*** [[scan|(dvb)scan]] ... also see [[Testing your DVB device]] (PCI, USB, ...) ... scan & zap stuff
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** [[Tuning]]
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*** [[zap|{a,s,c,t}zap]] ... also see [[Testing your DVB device]] (PCI, USB, ...) ... scan & zap stuff
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** [[Testing reception quality]]
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*** [[femon]]
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* [[TV Related Software#Standalone_Software_to_Watch_Digital_TV|Software to Watch Digital TV]] [[TV Viewing]] * [[TV Recording]]  
 
* [[TV Related Software#Standalone_Software_to_Watch_Digital_TV|Software to Watch Digital TV]] [[TV Viewing]] * [[TV Recording]]  
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* [[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Applications to show Videotext/Teletext/Closed Captioning]]
 
* [[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Applications to show Videotext/Teletext/Closed Captioning]]
 
** [[Text capture]]
 
** [[Text capture]]
* [[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Tools for testing, tuning, streaming]]
 
* [[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Tools for unattended/headless recording]]
 
 
 
*'''Tools for testing tuning
 
** [[femon]]
 
** [[scan|(dvb)scan]] ... see testing your dvb device above
 
** [[zap|{a,s,c,t}zap]] ... see testing your dvb device above
 
 
*'''Tools for streaming''' * [[Streaming]]
 
** [[dvbstream]]
 
** [[DVBStreamer]]
 
 
 
*'''Tools for showing Videotext/Teletext''' * [[Text capture]] (Teletext/Closed Captioning)
 
*'''Tools for showing Videotext/Teletext''' * [[Text capture]] (Teletext/Closed Captioning)
 
** [[alevt]]
 
** [[alevt]]
  
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* [[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Tools for unattended/headless recording]]
 
*'''Tools for unattended/headless recording'''
 
*'''Tools for unattended/headless recording'''
 
** [[dvbrecord]]
 
** [[dvbrecord]]
 
** [[dvbd]]
 
** [[dvbd]]
 
** [[atscap]]
 
** [[atscap]]
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* [[TV Related Software#DVB_Utility_Suites_or_Standalone_Tools|Tools for streaming]]
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*'''Tools for streaming''' * [[Streaming]]
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** [[dvbstream]]
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** [[DVBStreamer]]
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''Misc''
 
''Misc''
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* Howto record [[multiple programs]] at once
 
* Howto record [[multiple programs]] at once
 
* [[Post-processing]] of recorded material
 
* [[Post-processing]] of recorded material
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''Examples of User TV Device Hardware and Software Configurations:''
 
''Examples of User TV Device Hardware and Software Configurations:''
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* [[User Modifications to Supported Devices]]
 
* [[User Modifications to Supported Devices]]
  
'''Having Trouble?:'''
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'''Still Having Trouble?:'''
 
* [[FAQ & Troubleshooting]]
 
* [[FAQ & Troubleshooting]]
 
* [[Testing your DVB device]] (PCI, USB, ...) ... scan & zap stuff
 
* [[Testing your DVB device]] (PCI, USB, ...) ... scan & zap stuff

Revision as of 19:19, 30 October 2010

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User Info icon.png User Info Page:

User Info icon.png

User Info:


Start icon.png Getting Started:


More info.png Other Sources of Info


Utilities icon.png Software Applications and Usage:


Software viewing apps icon.png TV Related Software SubPage:

It would seem that, instead of re-inventing the wheel, the existing TV Related Software page is an ideal candidate to be reworked as the TV Software SubPage

TV related items/issues that should be addressed are:

  • scanning
  • tuning/zapping
  • watching/recording
  • teletex/CC
  • streaming


distinguish between tuner/tuning/to tune/receiver ... in contemporary dialogue/common language: the terms "tuner" and "receiver" are often used interchangeably more appropriate to call it a receiver, with the tuner being part of the receiver

tuning In electronics, tuning refers to a process in which, first, a specific RF signal is acquired and, second, is subsequently acted upon such that any underlying content (information/data) may be extracted.

One may "tune" to a specific frequency and find that there is no underlining content to be found -- in the context of radio or TV signal reception, this would be characteristic of static or white noise.

in which case the RF carrier signal list of known frequencies or obtained via a frequency scan



Software viewing apps icon.png

TV Related Software:

Start icon.png Getting Started:





Misc Tutorials, Howtos, Usage Info & Guides:


Examples of User TV Device Hardware and Software Configurations:


Still Having Trouble?:


Just toying

Would like to try to setup a table for the chipsets using templates such that, with using logic to define relevant fields, we have all the data contained in one spot (I guess much like Henrik was doing with the DVB-T USB stuff), but can then parse the info for display in relevant articles, such that there isn't duplication. Present duplication example:

A Sortable List of Chipsets
Vendor Chipset Tuner Analog
Demodulator
Digital
Demodulator
Standard Modulation
Schemes
A/V
decoder
MPEG
encoder
MPEG
decoder
Interface
chipset
Bridge
Type
DVB
support
Linux
Support
Associated
Kernel Modules
Firmware Comments
Afatech AF9005 No No Yes DVB-T COFDM No No No Yes USB Yes Yes  ? Yes
  • A combo USB bridge & demod IC


Misc Info & ideas for me:

Colours

  • Web colours
  • v4l --> style="background-color:#006600;
  • DVB --> style="background-color:#6289AB;


Tables


style="color:green; background-color:#ffffcc;"
style="color:#e76700;"
style="background-color:# ;"


Icons wanted:

  • need to find or create a chain link icon for "links"
  • * terrestrial broadcast tower
  • sat dish
  • * pcmcia
  • pci
  • pcie
  • firewire


Special Links


Clickable Icons or Images using templates