TV Related Software
Here, we aim to provide useful information about software related to DVB (and maybe TV with Linux in general).
In order to be most useful for the reader, this page is diveded into three sections:
- software useful for full featured cards (DVB cards with hardware decoders);
- software useful for budget cards (DVB cards without hardware decoders) -- see this section also for USB DVB adapters;
- software useful for analog TV cards (hey, shouldn't that sort of stuff rather be in the video4linux wiki?).
As there is certainly an overlap for some software, you'll find some programs in more than one section. On the other side, you should know by now what sort of card you have :) so just read your section.
If you're new, you might be more interested in how to quickly get a fully working system rather than trying single programs one after one. See the Example setup page for this. You might even want to save more time and just quickly test you system, see the First steps with a budget DVB card.
Full-featured cards software
VDR is one of the most popular TV applications. It features watching TV, recording storage on disk, EPG, Dolby Digital, playback, multi language and much more. VDR was originally written for FF cards and still works smoothly with them.
Budget DVB cards software
VDR is one of the most popular TV applications. It features watching TV, recording storage on disk, EPG, Dolby Digital, playback, multi language and much more. VDR, although originally written for FF cards, works also with budget cards, if one installs the VDR Software Decoder Plugin.
Analog cards software
Please remove the programs here and move them to every section above for which they are usable.