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 wrote a few points down as a way to structure my thoughts. It was never really intended to publish as a road map, but publishing gives everyone an idea where this project is heading. 🙂
This is a list of things I see being implemented by version 1.0. The order in the list also approximately reflects the order of implementation as basic features seem to correspond to easy implementation. 🙂 (aside from the fact that almost everything in this app is quite trivial ;))
import from xawtv
start from europe-west defaults
sequential tuning with mouse wheel
direct select with keypad, visually and physically
direct select with list; this is channel editor without editing func 🙂
for viewing, recording, playing..
playback of recorded movies
configurable rec path
scheduled recording with at
on the fly recording by streaming the video to file and starting a player on the output file
time shifting: same as above, but start paused player 🙂
somehow use vlc’s save stream option somewhere..?
show list using the configurable rec path
show list of all recordings using the the configurable rec path
save long lasting recordings as mpeg4 to conserve space
use transcode 😉
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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Only a few weeks ago, I finally bought my first car, yet, I already managed to hit the jackpot… People wanting to do damage control in advance, will be interested in this site. 🙂
When I first heard the intriguing (at least to geeks I guess ;)) song Boten Anna, I couldn’t help hearing resemblence with some West-Flemish (my dialect) words. Soon I had a funny West-Fl version of (at least,) the beginning of the song. While I didn’t execute the implementation of it, I wasn’t surprised to see a Dutch guy has done it, it is so typical for them. 😉
Also, it seems the Flemish are good at ripping of the rip-off 🙂
Last week I was starting my dinner with tv on and as Veronique De Kock was announcing Friends I suddenly heard some girl giggling and Veronique reacting indignified. By the time I had a chance to look up, the only thing I saw left were some feathers as proof of some ‘cat fight’. 🙂 It certainly did not seem like a planned event, a few planned seconds later, the series took off.
I was wondering what was going on and if anyone else noticed that. 🙂
So today I get zita news in my mailbox, claiming the presenter’s attack. Still don’t get it.. 🙂
P.S.: movies at link take very long time to load
In other gimp news.. You probably already saw the Content Aware Image Resizing movie on youtube. I read somewhere the guy was hired by adobe a few days after his initial presentation. I don’t know whether it’s true, he seems to work for Mitsubishi. 🙂 But that didn’t stop some guy to make an open source implementation in the form of a gimp plugin. It’s a public paper after all! 🙂
Just another filesystem? I don’t think so.. It rather feels like the file system concept reinvented 🙂 Future proof. But probably not ready yet for joe the desktop user. Here is an interesting interview with the devs. In the meantime, I also read that the upcoming new openSolaris project Indiana will be using ZFS..