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RIZARDOUZ7


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2011, 07:06    Post_subject:  TV tuner software for puppy?  

So I have a generic tv tuner that works on windows, and it comes with a cd installer.

I want to know, how will I be able to make it work on puppy? Can you suggest tv tuner softwares?

I am using wary 5.1 and lucid 5.2

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2011, 18:36    Post_subject:  

bump Very Happy
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davids45


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2011, 05:10    Post_subject:  

G'day,
Analog or digital TV card?

Analog - you could try the Ubuntu package of tvtime for lucid. I have not been able to get my hybrid card to work with analog tv on Puppy. But I live in an area well serviced by terrestrial dvb so only use digital tv on my computers.

Digital - most multimedia players in Puppies will play dvb very well as long as you:

1) have the right channels config data for your area (there is a scan facility in one linux-tv pet which I find is not easy to get working (CLI only) but will eventually work). A channels.config file can be used with mplayer, xine, gxine, vlc, etc. either by for example copying into the /root/.mplayer or /root/.xine directory, or just opening the channels.conf file by File>Open in vlc. Most players don't seem to like frequent changes of channel.

2) and more importantly, you have a good aerial or satellite connection to your card.

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gronos04

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2011, 06:17    Post_subject:  

Here is a good place to start
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=36672

good luck
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 13:46    Post_subject:  

@RIZARDOUZ7 , I see you are EE degree seeker. Great and welcome to "Puppyland"

Would you share the following with us, here.
  • the TV card you have?
  • Is it analog/digital?
  • What did you find that worked?
Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 13:59    Post_subject:  

I have used vlc with my tv tuner stick and digital tv antenna broadcasts. I even posted some of my prochedures about one year ago to some lucid puppy development thread.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=453966#453966
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