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Me TV Changes

We have been working hard on Me TV :-)

Couple things have changed
1) The Official web site for Me TV is now:
http://me-tv.southernvaleslug.org/
The old url still works but that redirects to the new one above.

2) We have also setup a repository for Me TV:
The Ubuntu Gutsy Me TV repo is online, you can get it from here:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-lamothe/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-lamothe/ubuntu gutsy main

or here:

deb http://me-tv.southernvaleslug.org/pub/ubuntu/ gutsy main
deb-src http://me-tv.southernvaleslug.org/pub/ubuntu/ gutsy main

or you can find the Ubuntu hardy Me TV repo here:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-lamothe/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-lamothe/ubuntu hardy main

or here:

deb http://me-tv.southernvaleslug.org/pub/ubuntu/ hardy main
deb-src http://me-tv.southernvaleslug.org/pub/ubuntu/ hardy main

Me TV 0.4.4 Released

We’ve uploaded a new version, Me TV 0.4.4 to (https://launchpad.net/me-tv/+download). This should fix the “umlaut” issue however I’m not certain that it wasn’t caused by GtkHTML > 3.8. The following is a just a quick scrawling describing the changes.

* I accidentally left the auto-scan feature enabled in 0.4.3. It doesn’t work so I’ve removed it in 0.4.4.

* The EPG thread will now clear out events from the epg.xml that don’t have a channel. This was a real issue for those that have decided to remove a channel in the past. The UI use to throw error messages at you, now it just deletes offending events in the epg.xml.

* We’ve added a few more values to the channels.conf parser which are valid values for channels.conf. w_scan was outputting values that we didn’t recognize. That problem should be fixed now.

* There have also been a lot of updates to the packaging of the application in response to REVU.

Making Me TV for Ubuntu based system

Compiling
Firstly, there’s a bunch of development libraries and tools that need to be installed,

sudo apt-get install build-essential autotools-dev automake libxml-parser-perl pkg-config libgnome2-dev libgnomeui-dev libxtst-dev libxine-dev libxml2-dev libglade2-dev cdbs libglibmm-2.4-dev libgtkhtml3.8-dev debhelper fakeroot intltool libtool

Next, you’ll want to get the latest version of the source from the Launchpad download page. Extract the source,

tar zxvf me-tv*.tar.gz

Now, compile Me TV,

cd me-tv-*
./autogen.sh
make

The binary should be created at src/me-tv. This binary alone isn’t much use without an existing installation of Me TV because it requires some files to be installed on the system.

Building a deb package
If compiling works then you should be able to build the deb package,

dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot

This will have created the deb package for under the me-tv-* directory

Installing the deb package
To install the deb package you created

sudo dpkg -i me-tv_*.deb

References
Official Me TV Home Page
Me TV 0.4.0 and Ubuntu 7.10

Me TV 0.4.0 and Ubuntu 7.10

Introduction
Me TV is a digital television (DVB) viewer for GNOME.

Me TV was developed for the modern digital lounge room with a PC for a media centre that is capable of normal PC tasks (web surfing, word processing and watching TV). It is not designed to be a full-blown media centre, such as MythTV, but will integrate well with the existing GNOME desktop.

Features currently include:

* Completely mouse driven
* Current and future program information
* Instant Record
* Double-click fullscreen
* DVB-T and DVB-C support
* Very simple installation and set up

Setup
First off you need to download and install Me TV 0.4.0 for Ubuntu 7.10:

wget https://launchpad.net/me-tv/stable/0.4/+download/me-tv_0.4.0_i386.deb

then cd to the directory were you saved the deb and type:

sudo dpkg -i me-tv_0.4.0_i386.deb

Now create ~/.me-tv/ if it does not already exist:

mkdir ~/.me-tv/

Now to install dvd-utils to get the TV channels:

sudo apt-get install dvb-utils

Once dvb utils is installed we need to scan for TV channels and this is how we do that:

scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/au-Adelaide > ~/.me-tv/channels.conf

Note: You will have to ls the /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/ directory for your location an substitute au-Adelaide for your location.

Final step now is to launch Me TV:

Applications –> Sound and Video –> Me TV

Screenshots of version 0.4.0

Me TV 0.4.0 Me TV 0.4.0 File Menu Me TV 0.4.0 View Menu Me TV 0.4.0 Help Menu Me TV 0.4.0 EPG

References
Official Me TV Home Page
Me TV Project Website
Linux TV Wiki
UHF Log-Periodic Array