View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem with TV-in

November 4th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Having been impressed with my installation of Ubuntu I recommended it to a friend who was fed-up with his Windows PC taking up to 15 minutes to boot up. On my last visit to his house, he told me how impressed he was and how his PC seems to have a new lease of life with Linux (which was the good news).

On his graphics card is a connection for receiving TV. It all works well in Windows, receiving an analogue signal (UK PAL) and all channels are tuned. In Ubuntu it doesn't appear to be working.

I installed Tvtime and no signal was found (although I think that software is for Digital TV). I then tried VLC, but didn't know how to configure the video streaming properly.

Can anyone give me some advice on how to check if the card is being recognized and if it's working, and what software is good to use for TV viewing? I'm a bit of a noob myself you see.