Freetuxtv : Best Free Linux App To Watch Tv And Record Live TV Shows

Posted In Linux - By Rajni On Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 With 20 Comments

Undoubtedly, the hectic day’s schedule leaves no room for many of us to enjoy TV. Does that mean you have to miss your favorite TV programs? Definitely not! FreetuxTV app is one cool solution that lets you  watch different TV channels on laptops/PCs.

Enabling you to watch and record hundreds of free-to-air TV channels, the FreetuxTV app gives you a refreshing break in between as you can enjoy your favorite TV shows. The FreetuxTV app plays any TV or radio stream from around the web and is packed with good number of various channel groups, each one from different countries.

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The FreetuxTV plays Live TV and radio channels. Besides this, it lets you record TV programs too. The users can select form as many as three fifty web channels. As far as radio is concerned, the users are given English, French, German and more to choose from. If the users want they can select and create their own favorite groups.

Once you’ve added some channel groups, pick up the channel and start watching!

Steps to install FreetuxTV :

If you have the VLC player installed on your system, you can go ahead with downloading FreetuxTV app.

Linux users need to run the following commands in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freetuxtv/freetuxtv

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install freetuxtv

Else .deb packages can be downloaded.

FreetuxTV works with VLC Series 0.8.6, 0.9.X, 1.0.X and 1.1.X. The users can download appropriate package for their distro.


How to use FreetuxTV App?

After you have installed the FreetuxTV, you can go to the Applications-Sound and Video and launch the app. A new window appears with the list of channel groups. Different groups comprise of various channels like music, news, sports and others. After selecting your Channel Group, click on Add to create the list.

Select your favorite channel from the side bar and click on play. While the video is being played, you can record the clip or program simultaneously. Just click on the record button and set the duration of recording. The app gives you the option to record the video in two different formats: Theora+Vorbis and H.264+MPGA.

To wrap up, FreetuxTV Linux App is the coolest option for all those who wish to watch TV channels in different languages from different countries and enjoy radio too. How about checking it out? Believe me, it’s worth it!

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    Is this only for Linux users. I wanted something good for Windows, have’nt really found a good solution

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