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DVB and Mplayer

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, here is a quick run through of how to use Mplayer to view DVB channels.

Basically, you just need to generate a channels.conf file (see this article) and place it inside ~/.mplayer/. Then run mplayer dvb:// in a terminal window. You’ll get a video window appear, and the first channel within your channels.conf file will start playing. To switch up and down between channels, you can press h and k. There’s a bunch of other helpful keyboard commands though not all of them will work with DVB.

While using Mplayer this way isn’t very user friendly, it may be helpful for some.

February 9, 2008

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