Gerd Knorr [ http://www.strusel007.de/kraxel/ ] <email@example.com>
xawtv started as TV application for the bttv driver [ http://www.strusel007.de/linux/bttv/ ], because the Motif-based "xtvscreen" was the only TV application at this time.
A lot has changed since. The bttv driver switched over to the new video4linux [ http://roadrunner.swansea.uk.linux.org/v4l.shtml ] interface. xawtv isn't a single application any more, it is a small suite of video4linux related software.
It often happens that you don't get it right the first time. This is true for video4linux too. Bill Dirks works on the second version [ http://www.thedirks.org/v4l2/ ] of the video4linux interface.
Latest version is 3.23 [ http://www.strusel007.de/linux/xawtv/xawtv_3.23.tar.gz ], released 3 Sep 2000. Debian users can fetch it with apt [ http://www.strusel007.de/linux/debian.html ].
If you have used 2.x before, you should read the update hints in UPDATE_TO_v3.0. You'll find this file next to theREADME in the source tarball or in /usr/doc (for rpm installs). The new xawtv version will not work out-of-the-box, you'll have to update your config filefirst.
What exactly is in the xawtv package...For TV/video
xawtv, fbtv and set-tv share the same config file.
Tools for videotext available too. A simple vtx-to-ascii/html converter (build the quick&dirty way using the videoteXt sources) and a wrapper cgi script for it. Not tested very well. Better try alevt [ http://user.exit.de/froese/ ] instead.
last update: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 23:39:43 CEST