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FREE software to watch/record tv on PC





jyeslick
I use Media portal http://mediaportal.sourceforge.net/ to watch and record tv programs, i like it because its FREE and packed full of great features. Does anyone else use mediaportal if not What do you use to watch and record tv on your computer ? ? ?
bangala
looks like a great software.
Scorpio
I dont use any now.

But i did use this software(paid) from InterVideo..

Dont remember the name now and I am lazy to search on that site for it Rolling Eyes
S3nd K3ys
Does that require a tv tuner card? Or is it streamed?

:edit:

Never mind, found it...

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TV tuner card (required for tv functionality)
vicarious
I have often wanted to watch my tv programs on the go, let along record them on my home pc. This is the scenario:

1. Set up a Media box for your home sattellite or cable connection using Linux and MythTV (My open source media box suggestion)

2. Take a PDA with a wireless internet connection (I can get 800 mps connection everywhere in the Seattle area) and add NX remote desktop client (check out www.nomachine.com) (possible Sharp Zaurus or IPAQ models).

3. Add NX server (as an open source core fan, FreeNX from sourceforge) to the set box

4. Sit on the bus and watch the latest episode of the Sopranos on HBO as the other commuters wait for the day on demand tv is available over the internet. LOL

If anyone ever tries this it would be nice to have a reply.
anurag_bhd
The best software to watch and record TV, atleast according to me, is the Chris TV software. This comes in a limited time trial, which you can upgrade to the full-featured version by buying it. It also comes in a freeware edition which allows you to watch TV but doesn't provides the capability to record it. But, then do try the time trial of this software. It's great.
Phil30
I bought an online software that allows access to about 3000 satellite TV channels and cable TV (I have no time yet to see them all), but tuned channels have very good signal.

If anyone is interested

http://satellitedirect.net46.net/
mukesh
Phil30 wrote:
I bought an online software that allows access to about 3000 satellite TV channels and cable TV (I have no time yet to see them all), but tuned channels have very good signal.

If anyone is interested

http://satellitedirect.net46.net/


By satellitedirect no montlhy fee required?
silverdown
Thanks for sharing, going to give this a test run right now!
Phil30
mukesh wrote:
Phil30 wrote:
I bought an online software that allows access to about 3000 satellite TV channels and cable TV (I have no time yet to see them all), but tuned channels have very good signal.

If anyone is interested

http://satellitedirect.net46.net/


By satellitedirect no montlhy fee required?


Nope
thanhcuong1990
I think you could using VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


It is well known that anyone can record TV programming to a PC by using a video capture card to create a digital video stream that can be captured on a PC. I have been doing this for years using such capture software as Snapstream Beyond TV, VideoDub and of course VLC. The last two are open source (free) software. My favorite DVD burning software is currently DVD Flick, since it can burn DVD-compatable MPEG-2 files directly to DVD without a lengthy encoding process.
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