We get a notice from a reader (thanks Gem!) which reveals an application of a Spanish developer nicknamed Busindre that has developed a small script to see virtually all of the Freeview channels via the Internet and in Linux. The name of this fantastic script: TVenLinux.sh .
installation script is very simple, but it is necessary to first have the packages needed for the application to run smoothly. is mplayer packages, and curl rtmpdump , you can install on Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives with the command
sudo apt-get install mplayer rtmpdump curl
And we can also install Mandriva, Mageia and the like with a
rtmpdump sudo urpmi mplayer
similar process for other distributions with different package managers. As the author explains, the curl package is not required, but we will show channel information if any.
Once we installed the packages TVenLinux.sh download the script, and execute permissions give and then run. In a terminal would
chmod u + x TVenLinux.sh . / TVenLinux.sh
That will make it launches a small window with the list of channels, of which we have to select any of them. Within seconds Mplayer window appears with the channel being broadcast we have chosen , and with little delay with respect to the actual broadcast on DTT (in my tests, 12 second delay).
video quality is decent , and although there may be problems of sync audio and video, are easily solved by pressing the courses left (<-) to go back 10 seconds into the streaming webcast. We gained access to network programming, but an interesting option is to record the channel you're watching, something the program offers after closing the issue (I think you should ask at the beginning, but be forewarned).
The author reveals on the official some basic tricks over and gives a list of keyboard shortcuts (eg F for full screen), and we were invited to suggest changes or improvements in its email address, which is the beginning of the script, and therefore does not reveal in the article because he does not on its website. A great effort, Busindre, congratulations!!
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