[MPlayer-users] mplayer & tv channels

ephemeron at softhome.net ephemeron at softhome.net
Sat Apr 12 01:38:00 CEST 2003

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 03:16:11 +0200,
Wieslaw Kierbedz wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> DOCS/bugreports.html] I'd like to use mplayer to watch tv.  I
> used xawtv, but black borders on screen and refresh rate
> changed to 63 after fullscreen toggle are irritate.

In your ~/.xawtv file, put in the following:

capture = grabdisplay 

(If there's already a "[defaults]" section, insert only the
second line above.)

If you want xawtv to start full screen you need to add the
following to your ~/.Xresources (Debian distribution) or
~/.Xdefaults file:


> Problem with mplayer is channel selection.  How to configure it
> to use only a few choosen channels instead of all chanlist?  I
> would like to write a few channels in some file and swich only
> between theese ones.

You can probably map each number button on the remote to a
particular channel, something like:

#append to your mplayer_lirc_file
    button = 1
    prog = mplayer
    config =  tv_set_channel 14

You can figure out what each button on your remote sends to your
computer (the line "button = ?" by using the "irw" utility
included in the complete lirc package.

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