After more than two years of development, the long anticipated successor of
KWinTV has reached its first public release. kdetv is an application to
watch TV using Xv or video4linux compatible video cards. With this release of
kdetv, Linux users can now enjoy a user-friendly desktop TV viewing
Features of kdetv include three view modes, a channel scanner, the ability to import the channel files of three other TV programs, teletext and closed
caption decoding, and an easy-to-use graphical user interface. The application supports remote controls using KDELIRC, a component shipped in KDE 3.2.
kdetv requires KDE libraries version 3.1 or above, a TV tuner card with
video4linux or XVIDEO-input support, and an ALSA or OSS compatible mixer
Screenshots, more information and most important of all, installation
instructions can be found at the website http://www.kwintv.org (we are working on http://www.kdetv.org). Packages will be made available for many popular distributions.