MythTV is a GPL licensed suite of programs that allow you to build the mythical home media convergence box on your own using Open Source software and operating systems. MythTV has a number of capabilities. The television portion allows you to do the following: You may pause, fast-forward and rewind live television. You may install multiple video capture cards to record more than one program at a time. You can have multiple servers, each with multiple capture cards in them. All servers are centrally managed and all programs are scheduled by the Master backend. Read more hot
aatv is a simple program to watch TV on a text console under Linux.
avtv is a SVGAlib and X Window program that supports video capture and displaying on your screen.
ETV is a Personal Video Recorder (PVR). It can record TV programs which you request (or automatically according to your rules), and it can time-shift (viewing something while it is being recorded). In contrast to most PVRs to be found on the web, ETV is first of all designed to accomodate European TV habits.
Ffmpeg with TV user interface, support (mpeg,mpeg2,mpeg4 recording) . FM radio tuner support (wav,mp3, ogg). Start/pause/stop recording, scheduled power-on/off recording/reminding. TV preview index page. LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control).
FreetuxTV is a WebTV player working on the Linux platform based on GTK+ and LibVLC.
fzap is a channel zapping program for dvbs-cards that supports nvod/linkage zap and audio zap.
Gecko Multimedia System
Gecko Multimedia System is a complete media solution, able to play almost all media types and supports scheduled tv-recording from online tv-guides. It is intended to replace your VCR, DVD, MP3- and CD-player into one single software-unit.
GLTV is a tv viewing application written using OpenGL and SDL. It is designed to have an easy method of adding good looking on screen display (OSD) elements.
Gnometv is a television and teletext viewer application for the GNOME environment. It can be used with video digitizer, tuner cards which provides /dev/video like device for television and /dev/vbi device for the teletext part. Gnometv supports PAL, SECAM, NTSC television standards (depending on your tv-card), and WST (World Standard Teletext) teletext standard (depending only on gnometv if you have /dev/vbi).
JoyWM is a project trying to create a gui for TV that can be used with a gamepad/joystick. In future there shall be various applications for playing audiofiles (Ogg-Vorbis, MP3, WMA, CD etc) and videofiles (DivX, MPEG, DVD, TV etc). Games and other stuff (recording TV etc) are planed too.
KatchTV is an "Internet TV" application for KDE. It makes it easy to subscribe to "TV" channels from all over the internet in the form of podcasts, so that you can browse channels, download shows, and watch them, all from one convenient interface.
kdetv is a KDE application that allows you to watch television on your GNU/Linux box running KDE. You probably know it as QtVision, the completely rewritten version of KWinTV. As the application gains stability and features on a daily basis now it has been named kdetv and can be found in the extragear software collection of KDE.
kWinTV is a TV application for the K Desktop Environment (KDE) based on the Video4Linux interface. kWinTV allows you to watch TV in a window on your PC screen using a TV card which is supported by a Video4Linux - based driver. Since kWinTV is (almost fully) integrated into the KDE it gives you some additional comfort and features like an easy to use User Interface, easy configuration and others.
LinuxMCE is an add-on to Kubuntu that provides a complete whole-house media solution. It provides PVR and distributed media functions. It is stable, easy to use, and requires no knowledge of Linux and only basic computer skills. It allows you to set up a computer system that centralizes audio/video equipment, allowing you to access all media functions in other rooms with only thin clients. Read more
LinVDR is a small, lightweight, ready-to-run and easy-to-install distribution of VDR which can turn almost any PC with a DVB-s (digital satellite) card into a digital hard disk recorder.
Me TV is a GNOME desktop application for watching digital television services that use the DVB standard. Me TV works with DVB-T, DVB-C, DVB-S and ATSC cards that have kernel driver support. Me TV reads the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data that is transmitted over the air to populate a built-in program guide which can be used for scheduling recordings.
mplayerTV is a frontend to mplayer. You can watch TV with this program under Linux (v4l, v4l2) and probably under *BSD (bsdbt848).
A video4linux tvprogram for X11/SDL with commandline interface. OpTV features automatic channel searching and saving of channels.
Pinnacle PCTV Deluxe/Bungee Console
Pinnacle PCTV Deluxe/Bungee Console is a small GUI (Graphical User Interface) to make it easier the use of PCTV Deluxe Tools by Rainer Keuchel.
shalVideo is a TV record sheduling program, the goal is that you can just use your computer just like a video recorder.
TV Mosaic is a simple application, based based on MPlayer and ImageMagick, that gives a mosaic view of the TV channels from a DVB tuner.
It allows you to get a clear and convenient overview of current TV broadcasts without manual zapping. After channels scan a simple click on relevant capture plays the channel.
tvtime is a high quality television application for use with video capture cards on Linux systems. tvtime processes the input from a capture card and displays it on a computer monitor or projector.
wmtv is a miniature size dockable TV application. It currently supports channel presets, PAL/SECAM/NTSC, fine tuning, scanning of TV stations, use of external TV applications, and more.
xawdecode is an xawtv fork (based on version 2.25). It allows you to watch TV with the ability to use plugin extensions. Xawdecode interacts with other softwares like AleVT (Teletext) and Nxtvepg (NextView).
xawtv started as TV application for the bttv driver, because the Motif-based "xtvscreen" was the only TV application at this time. Alot has changed since: The xawtv and bttv driver switched over to the video4linux interface. Support for more interfaces was added: Xvideo Extention, the new video4linux2 interface and BSD Family video grabber driver (bktr). xawtv isn't a single application any more, it is a small suite of video4linux related software, with video recording capabilities and serveral useful command line tools.
XdTV is software that allows you to watch TV. It interacts with AleVT for Teletext and Nxtvepg for NextView. It uses the video4linux API. It can use deinterlacing filters and record video files with the ffmpeg, xvid, and divx codecs.
eXtended Linux Video is intended to be the middle-ware implementation of multimedia streams for Linux. It has an OS independent core, completely multi-threaded to share the complexity of streams into multiple processes, n audio-video highly synchronised core, with a bunch of plugins.
Zapping is an analog TV viewer for Gnome. Runs on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris, using V4L, V4L2, XVideo and BKTR devices. With Teletext viewer, caption and subtitles, screenshot, recording and more.