Hello, I was wondering if it's possible to watch television over the network - to have a tv tuner in my desktop server, and watch tv using a laptop on the same network.
I currently use my main desktop (which I may sell to fund the laptop) to watch tv.
/dev/video0 is the device, I just type "totem /dev/video0" to run the video app, then use ivtv-utils to change the channel.
I know that mythTV has the capability to do what I'm asking, but I couldn't even get it completely set up locally, and the simple solution here works fine for me.
I tried SSHing from the server to the desktop and type the "totem /dev/video0" but it said "cannot open display." I do have gnome installed on the server (Ubuntu Server Edition), but I'm guessing it needs something special to show video from another computer.
/dev/video0 is the video through the coaxial cable ... my tv tuner has composite input; how do I get access to it?
Another question: what's the minimum hardware requirements for a tv tuner:
A) watching, and B) recording?
The server I have is pretty old & limited in hardware. The computer originally had Windows 98 on it, and has 256MB of memory and Intel Pentium 3 processor.