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Topic # 73614 17-Dec-2010 15:07
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I am just wondering if there is a software that is based on VLC to view DVB-T freeview channels. I can use VLC but only for specific frequencies and to change TV channels you have to click on the Playback Program and change it from there. I wish there could be more easier software or a way to organise all available channels and change them with a hotkey. I am saying that because VLC is a wonderful program it plays DVB-T channels very nicely and smoothly and can also pick up channels that WMC struggels with sometimes.

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  Reply # 418538 17-Dec-2010 15:50
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  Reply # 418565 17-Dec-2010 17:01
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yea something like this, but sound a bit tricky to set up, do u need VLC server rather than VLC client? and do u have to stream TV to be able to change channels?

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  Reply # 418578 17-Dec-2010 17:14
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jakoora: I am just wondering if there is a software that is based on VLC to view DVB-T freeview channels. I can use VLC but only for specific frequencies and to change TV channels you have to click on the Playback Program and change it from there. I wish there could be more easier software or a way to organise all available channels and change them with a hotkey. I am saying that because VLC is a wonderful program it plays DVB-T channels very nicely and smoothly and can also pick up channels that WMC struggels with sometimes.



I don't quite understand how you can see a difference between VLC and WMC, unless of course your PC is underspec for H.264 decoding (ie has no GFX card doing H.264 decodign).



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  Reply # 418600 17-Dec-2010 18:12
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my problem is a bit complicated I want to extend my PC and have my TV as a second monitor. I want to use VLC to view free view using DVB-T but when I connect my TV as a second monitor WMC cannot play mediawrokds channels properly (TV3,4,,42,3plus) but VLC plays them properly. my pc is not underspec.

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  Reply # 418982 19-Dec-2010 08:28
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Interesting. I can only guess that your signal is a bit borderline for mediaworks and VLC does a better job of handling it. So what is the result? Do you see pixilation or something else happening?







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  Reply # 419087 19-Dec-2010 15:36
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I'd say it is a codec thing. VLC uses "internal codecs" whereas MC probably uses the codecs with the highest merit. What codecs have you got installed? Have you tried connecting to the MC graph with GraphEdit or GraphStudio to see what codecs are being used?

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  Reply # 419115 19-Dec-2010 16:33
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This might be what you are after:

http://www.progdvb.com/progdvb.html

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