[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #314: Webcam / DVB-T USB stick not usable

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Mon Jun 28 00:35:37 PDT 2010

#314: Webcam / DVB-T USB stick not usable
 Reporter:  lme                   |       Owner:         
     Type:  System Defect         |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  major                 |   Milestone:         
Component:  System Configuration  |     Version:  8.1-RC1
 Keywords:                        |  

Comment(by lme):

 One addition:
 pbidir's VLC package is missing DVB support (enabled by VLC port's OPTIONS
 by default) so even if you have the firmware for the device and webcamd
 loaded you have no app to watch TV.
 It's possible to watch TV with VLC, mplayer (with V4L enabled in OPTIONS),
 and kaffeine.
 But you still need to have a channels.conf which can be downloaded for
 your region or created with multimedia/w_scan. w_scan is CLI only, so a
 GUI frontend would be very helpful. Doesn't need to do a lot, just ask the
 user for which country it should scan and write the channels.conf to
 ~/.mplayer and create a VLC shortcut which calls 'vlc ~/channels.conf'.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/314#comment:1>
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