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tvtime-configure - Man Page

change settings in the tvtime configuration file


tvtime-configure [ OPTION ] ...


tvtime-configure allows a user to set configuration settings for tvtime without starting the application.  This is useful for installation programs such as debconf to let them configure tvtime without having to write a parser for the configuration file.  The command line options are a subset of those for tvtime itself.


-a,  --widescreen

This option starts tvtime in 16:9 aspect ratio mode.

-A,  --nowidescreen

This option starts tvtime in 4:3 aspect ratio mode.

-h,  --help

Show usage information.

-m,  --fullscreen

Start tvtime in fullscreen mode.

-M,  --window

Start tvtime in windowed mode.

-p,  --fspos=POS

Set the fullscreen window position.  Use this if you have a projector to help tvtime fit properly onto your screen.

·centre (default)
-F,  --configfile=FILE

Additional config file to load settings from.

-H,  --height=HEIGHT

Sets the height of the output window to start up at in scanlines.  The default output window size is 576 scanlines.

-I,  --inputwidth=SAMPLING

V4L input scanline sampling (defaults to 720. This sets how many pixels per scanline to request from the capture card. A higher setting gives better quality, while a lower setting means we do less work, and so tvtime will run faster.  If you have a slower CPU (like, less than 500Mhz or so), maybe values of 480 or 400 might suit you best.  For best quality, choose a high value like 720 or 768. Many capture cards cannot sample higher than 768 pixels per scanline.

-d,  --device=NAME

video4linux device to use (defaults to /dev/video0).

-b,  --vbidevice=DEVICE

VBI device to use (defaults to /dev/vbi0).

-i,  --input=INPUTNUM

video4linux input number (defaults to 0). Cards commonly have a bunch of sources, for example, on my WinTV card, source 0 is my tuner and source 1 is the composite input.

-c,  --channel=CHANNEL

On startup, tvtime will tune to the given channel.  Otherwise, the channels from the config file will be used.

-n,  --norm=NORM

The mode to set the tuner to (defaults to NTSC). Valid modes are:

-f,  --frequencies=NAME

The channels you are receiving with the tuner (defaults to us-cable). Valid values are:

-R,  --priority=PRI

Sets the process priority (see nice(1)) that tvtime should be run at.

-t,  --xmltv=FILE

Reads XMLTV listings from the given file to display on the OSD.  Channels are looked up based on their name, and tvtime will display the show title, sub-title and show description on the OSD.

-l,  --xmltvlanguage=LANG

Use XMLTV data in given language, if available.  Languages are represented by their two-letter language code (for example, "de" for German).  The default language used in the file will be used if this is unset or set to "none"

-x,  --mixer=DEVICE[:CH]

The mixer device and channel for the volume controls. (defaults to /dev/mixer:line). Valid channels are:



Billy Biggs.

See Also

tvtime(1), tvtime.xml(5),

Referenced By

tvtime(1), tvtime-scanner(1), tvtime.xml(5).

April 2005 tvtime 1.0RC1