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Watch tv

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:25 pm
by Toplap
Hi, was wondering if anybody uses a linux laptop to watch tv. I have read about various players to use such as smplayer and kaffeine, but they have mixed reviews. Would be really useful to know about anybodies experiences, cheers.

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
by trapperjohn
Hi,

When you say watch TV, do you mean broadcast TV or online TV?

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:01 pm
by lsemmens
I use mine to watch catchup TV fairly often. What is your issue?

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:32 pm
by regmar
I use Kaffeine without any issues. I access channels Over The Air with an USB Hauppauge TV tuner and I can record programs ahead of time. Make sure you have few OTA channels in your area. I also tried MeTV but I prefer Kaffeine.

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:39 pm
by Toplap
Yes was talking about live broadcast tv for free. What is a good antenna, aerial to use? What are the best tv sticks to use? ( I realise these cost.) Or can I watch live tv via wi fi? Also can I watch tv broadcast in other countries for free such as America? Any advice would be appreciated.

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:01 pm
by lsemmens
When I was at my son's place the TV in the spare room did not have an aerial, but I was able to watch live tv via the "catchup" channels anyway.

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:43 am
by Rocky Bennett
Post a link to the TV tuner that you installed and we can definitely guide you through the set up.

Re: Watch tv

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:53 am
by kukamuumuka
I use to use YLE´s IPTV via the next script:
https://puolanka.info/goto/yle-areenan- ... stolinkit/

Packages tk and tcl must be installed.

The script:

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#! /usr/bin/wish
  
  frame .top -borderwidth 15
  pack .top -fill x	
  button .top.1 -text "TV1" -command { exec vlc http://yletv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/yletv1hls_1@103188/index_1564_av-p.m3u8 & }
  button .top.2 -text "TV2" -command { exec vlc http://yletv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/yletv2hls_1@103189/index_1564_av-p.m3u8 & }
  button .top.3 -text "TEEMA" -command { exec vlc http://yletv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/yleteemafemfi_1@490775/index_1564_av-p.m3u8 & }
  button .top.4 -text "TEEMA SE" -command { exec vlc http://yletv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/yleteemafemse_1@490776/index_1564_av-p.m3u8 & }
  button .top.5 -text "Lopeta" -command { exit }
 pack .top.1 .top.2 .top.3 .top.4 .top.5 -side left -padx 0p -pady 0

  frame .bottom -borderwidth 15
  pack .bottom -fill x	
  button .bottom.1 -text "Radio 1" -command { exec vlc https://yleuni-f.akamaihd.net/i/yleliveradiohd_1@113878/master.m3u8 & }
  button .bottom.2 -text "Yle X" -command { exec vlc https://yleuni-f.akamaihd.net/i/yleliveradiohd_2@113879/master.m3u8 & }
  button .bottom.3 -text "Suomi" -command { exec vlc https://yleuni-f.akamaihd.net/i/yleliveradiohd_3@113880/master.m3u8 & }
  button .bottom.4 -text "Puhe" -command { exec vlc https://yleuni-f.akamaihd.net/i/yleliveradiohd_5@113882/master.m3u8 & }
  button .bottom.5 -text "Klassinen" -command { exec vlc https://yleuni-f.akamaihd.net/i/yleliveradiohd_4@113881/master.m3u8 & }
 pack .bottom.1 .bottom.2 .bottom.3 .bottom.4 .bottom.5 -side left -padx 0p -pady 0

Re: Watch tv (Solved)

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:47 pm
by Toplap
Thanks for replies, will give it a go.