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==Applications for watching TV==
 
==Applications for watching TV==
  
* [http://kaffeine.sourceforge.net/ kaffeine]
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* [http://www.kdetv.org kdetv]] -- for the KDE desktop -- [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/multimedia/kdetv sourcecode]
* [http://tvtime.sourceforge.net tvtime] -- [http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/usage.html user manual]
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* [http://www.mplayerhq.hu MPlayer] -- the movie player
* [http://linux.bytesex.org/xawtv/ xawtv and motv] (original TV viewers for bttv from Gerd Knorr)
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* [http://tvtime.sourceforge.net tvtime] -- high quality video for Linux -- [http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/usage.html user manual]
* [http://zapping.sourceforge.net zapping] (TV viewer for the Gnome desktop)
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* [http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC] -- media player and streaming server
* [http://www.kdetv.org kdetv]] (TV viewer for the KDE desktop, successor of kwintv) -- [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/multimedia/kdetv sourcecode]
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* [http://linux.bytesex.org/xawtv/ xawtv and motv] -- original TV viewers for bttv by Gerd Knorr
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* [http://xinehq.de xine] -- a multimedia player that also reads from v4l devices
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** [http://kaffeine.sourceforge.net/ kaffeine] -- a KDE frontend
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* [http://zapping.sourceforge.net zapping] -- for the Gnome desktop
  
 
==Common configuration and control commands==
 
==Common configuration and control commands==

Revision as of 08:37, 2 March 2006

Applications for watching TV

Common configuration and control commands

1. v4l2ucp -- universal control panel for v4l2 devices

2. Command-line control of the TV card

  • v4lctl -c /dev/video1 list
  • v4lctl setnorm ntsc-m
  • v4lctl setfreqtab us-cable
  • v4lctl setfreqtab us-bcast
  • v4lctl setchannel 3
  • v4lctl volume mute off
  • v4lctl volume 100
  • v4lctl audio stereo
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video0 setattr 'chroma agc' on (bttv only)
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video0 hue "100%" (or "0%" -- same thing)
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video1 bright "50%"
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video2 contrast "45%"
  • v4lctl -c /dev/video0 color "50%"

3. Test the video

  • xawtv -hwscan
  • xawtv -remote -noxv -c /dev/video0 -vbidev /dev/vbi0

4. Test overlay mode (capture card controls display -- easy on CPU)

  • xawtv -noxv -capture overlay
  • xawtv -v4l1 -capture overlay
  • xawtv -xvtv -capture overlay
  • xawtv -xvtv_overlay on -capture overlay
  • xawtv -xvtv_overlay off -capture overlay

5. Test grabdisplay mode (application controls display -- required for deinterlacing and other effects)

  • xawtv -noxv -capture grabdisplay
  • xawtv -v4l1 -capture grabdisplay
  • xawtv -xvtv -capture grabdisplay
  • xawtv -xvtv_overlay on -capture grabdisplay
  • xawtv -xvtv_overlay off -capture grabdisplay

6. Test streamer

  • streamer -i "S-Video Input"