This version fixes an important crash bug when trying to make multiple recordings in the same session. I never do that, that’s why it was still in there for the 0.1 release😉
New addition is the ability for timed recordings which you can specify either by duration or by end time (see screenshot). Next logical step is to be able to schedule a timed recording.
Download at kde-apps.org
Yes, the versioning has begun This week I realised it’s silly to put programs like this one online, but it’s also silly to keep it for myself while maybe some other poor pvr150 soul could be blessed by it. =) So, in finding a way to put it online, I thought I’d put it on kde-apps.org. Great site. But it also comes with some “discipline”. I have to state what it already does (aka keep a changelog) and what it doesn’t (oops, where’s the consistency?), give it a version, make at least some source distribution and in return I’ll probably get dumped a sh_tload of crap on my head for producing such a silly program. But in any case, I’ll have a free hosting and advertising for it. =)😉
So in preparation, I’m making this post to wrap up a 0.1 release.
I don’t remember actually =) 29 nov has been some time.. mm, let’s browse some cvs logs
- configurable player startup delay on record to allow some buffering on disk, otherwise the player bails out on an empty file
- debug flag so that people are not disturbed by testing UI elements😉
- add / delete channels (besides editing ;))
- put everything in a kdevelop project (proj started using eclipse, but after all the crashes I simply used a console, until now)
some screenshots to close:
channel editing mode
my magnificent svg skillz in action for ktvtune icon😉
Finally implemented this one (got tired of having to scroll/search every time I want to switch between Kanaal2 and VT4😉 ). Instead of providing a separate setup dialog for rearranging channels I just added an editing mode to the default gui. I also got rid of my sorting proxy model which makes the model more simple yet less flexible. I think it is still flexible enough and that the previous level of flexibility was overkill.😉 The screenshot is on windows with fake data. Somehow my application icon got lost in the conversion. It’s crappy (programmer’s art) anyway.😉
I used to borrow a friend’s Hauppauge WinTV card (bt878 chipset) for tv viewing until I finally bought my own Hauppauge WinTV PVR 150 . I went for the PVR series as I figured recording would be much more convient (pvr series comes with a hardware MPEG2 encoder).
In the past I had used the brooktree wintv card under linux which was really a joy since it worked out of the box along with all available soft (after trying xawtv, motv, (whatever-)tv, tvtime, etc.. I settled with KdeTV (formerly kwintv)). It even seemed the card was better supported under linux than under windows. I figured the pvr series would be supported as well as it seemed to be a fairly popular card for HTPCs. Which turned out to be slightly nuanced.
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