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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.


Download version 3.95 (stable)
released on 30 September 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey18 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Gerd Knorr Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build gnu make != 3.79.1
Weak prerequisite libquicktime
Required to build libjpeg
Weak prerequisite alsa
Required to build curses
Weak prerequisite aalib (all three for building)
Weak prerequisite libzvbi (for scantv
Weak prerequisite OpenMotif (for mtt and motv)
Weak prerequisite mtt
Weak prerequisite X11R6 (for building all X apps)
Weak prerequisite alevtd)
Required to use TVfonts (XawTV does not include fonts)

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


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