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TV viewing application and utilities

XawTV is a simple Xaw-based TV program which uses the bttv driver or video4linux. It also contains various command-line utilities for grabbing images and AVI movies, tuning in TV stations, etc. The package includes:

* xawtv-X11 application for watching TV.
* motv- motif-based GUI for xawtv.
* fbtv- TV application for the GNU/linux console; uses the 2.2.x
framebuffer devices.
* v4lctl- command line tool to set video4linux parameters
* streamer- command line tool for capturing still images and avi-videos
* radio- curses-based radio app.
* webcam- captures images and uploads them with FTP to a
Web-Server in a endless loop.
* alevtd- http server for videotext pages.

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Janet Casey

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18 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Gerd Knorr Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:video4linux-list@redhat.com

Software prerequisites

Required to useTVfonts (XawTV does not include fonts)
Weak prerequisiteX11R6 (for building all X apps)
Weak prerequisitealevtd)
Required to buildgnu make != 3.79.1
Weak prerequisitelibquicktime
Required to buildlibjpeg
Weak prerequisitealsa
Required to buildcurses
Weak prerequisiteaalib (all three for building)
Weak prerequisitelibzvbi (for scantv
Weak prerequisiteOpenMotif (for mtt and motv)
Weak prerequisitemtt

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 January 2017.


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