Projects / kdetv


kdetv is a KDE application to watch TV on the desktop. Features include deinterlacing (DScaler algorithms), three view modes, a channel scanner, the ability to import the channel files of three other TV programs, teletext and closed caption decoding, and an easy-to-use graphical user interface. The application supports remote controls using KDELIRC, a component shipped in KDE 3.2. kdetv requires KDE libraries version 3.2 or above, a TV tuner card with video4linux or XVideo-input support, and an ALSA or OSS compatible mixer device.

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Recent releases

  •  28 Aug 2005 17:19

    Release Notes: A "black screen" issue on some systems after other video applications have been running was fixed. The correct aspect ratio is set on displays with non-rectangular pixels. The kv4lsetup utility was renamed to kdetvv4lsetup to avoid conflicts with the avifile library. A snapshot function was added to the DCOP and KDELIRC profile. A "Reveal hidden text" function was added to the Teletext plugin.

    •  28 Apr 2005 21:00

      Release Notes: This release will not crash when the video card does not support volume control.

      •  17 Apr 2005 14:25

        Release Notes: The v4l1 plugin X11 display mode works again when a suitable deinterlacer is selected. The channel file is correctly saved on shutdown. Channelwizard eye candy was improved. Enabling and disabling the screensaver was fixed. A problem with startup blocking was fixed. Two crashes which occurred when the channel file is empty were fixed. Volume control may be done through the video card mixer. The channel editor UI was cleaned up.

        •  30 Jan 2005 15:44

          Release Notes: A v4l2 video plugin was added for v42l devices. All TV card controls are now accessible in the GUI, but for v4l2 plugin based devices only. The menubar is now accessible using the usual keyboard shortcuts. All plugin actions can now be assigned to shortcuts. libzvbi proxy daemon support was added. A crash with libzvbi 0.2.9 was fixed. Minor user interface cleanups were made. The usual minor bugfixes were made.

          •  15 Nov 2004 02:34

            Release Notes: No more image size flicker when using overscan. Full x86-64 support (including all deinterlacers). An experimental v4l2 plugin (enable compilation in plugins/video/ This release requires KDE 3.2 and above. Several minor bugfixes.


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