Free / Open-source Television Software for Linux Desktop Systems

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Personally, I use tvtime – a high quality television application. Most apps allows you scheduling a TV program for recording with a TV tuner, and burn to DVDs. Some program also support rss feed for TV program schedule.


Jun Auza has published a nice list of open-source television software:

Watching live or recorded TV feeds using a desktop computer is made possible using television software. Most TV software applications nowadays are integrated into media center programs with playback support for almost all kinds of media contents such as audio, video, image files and even RSS feeds.

To those who are using Linux and are looking for some television software, then you are in luck because there are plenty to choose from. Here is a list of some of the best free / open-source television software that you may want to try out


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

2 comment

  1. pl. send me free downloading of tv tuner software. I am having windows xp 2 version with 19′ LCD. I would like to use my monitor as T.V. screen and see all the 85+ channels that are avilable in my T.V.

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