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About xawtv

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:

xawtv 3.x releases

The 3.x releases are the stable versions. These versions are in "bugfixes only" mode right now. You can download the source code here.

xawtv 4.x snapshots

Current development happens in the tree for the upcomming 4.0 version. It is still experimental, thus there is no release yet. You can download cvs snapshots through if you want to check them out.

What exactly is in the xawtv package...

The X11 applications:

of course, it is still the main application, for watching TV.
a new, IMHO better, TV application with a Motif-based GUI.
a teletext browser, also uses Motif. This one works on a terminal too.
a simple movie player.

There are also a number of tools for the command line and the linux console:

is a TV application for the linux console, it uses a framebuffer devices to display the video.
a command line tool for recording movies.
a command line tool to set video4linux parameters (tune in some channel, set TV norm, ...).
a command line tool to do a channel scan.
a simple, curses-based radio app.
captures images and uploads them to a Web-Server via ftp or ssh in a endless loop.
a http server for videotext pages, so you can watch read videotext with a webbrowser.

Most of the apps share the xawtv config file (~/.xawtv).