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tv-maxe 0.09

TV-Maxe, an application to watch TV stations online using various streams, such as SopCast, has reached version 0.09.

The application comes with thow TV channel lists by default: an international and a Romanian one, but more unofficial lists are available on its wiki and of course, you can manually add more channels. TV-Maxe features HTTP remote control, Gstreamer, VLC and Mplayer backends and more.

The latest TV Maxe 0.09 brings theming support, a much requested feature that allows stream recording (this feature is still in alpha so it might be a bit buggy), scheduling support, auto turn off, better support for m3u8 files, an improved user interface and other fixes and minor changes.

The new recording feature can be tweaked from the TV-Maxe settings: you can set the recording quality as well as the audio/video codecs and file format.



Install TV-Maxe


To install add the new TV-Maxe PPA (if you have the old PPA, remove it) and install it in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:venerix/pkg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tv-maxe


To be able to play some of the streams, you must also install these packages:
sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0 libavcodec-extra-53

For now, there are no packages for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail but you can manually change the PPA source in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and use "quantal" instead of "raring" for now and TV-Maxe should work.

Arch Linux users can install TV-Maxe from AUR.

For other Linux distributions, download the TV-Maxe source from Google Code.


via TV-Maxe Facebook page
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