Me TV 0.4.0 and Ubuntu 7.10

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

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


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

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

Comments (6)

  1. 14:22, Sunday, October 28, 2007Michael Lamothe  / Reply

    This is very cool Can you please add to the references?

    Keep up the great work.

  2. 17:39, Tuesday, November 27, 2007stanna  / Reply

    straight off the bat. i love your efforts, im an aussie and have a winfast DTV200 H or something, i forget, cant be bothered looking for the box lol. but i have to say im very impressed. also you seem to have 4 or 5 seperate sites or locations with different informations. im hoping you can consolidate everything into a single site explaining everything..

    other than that. great work mate. im running gutsy with said tv card.. and a 22″ lcd. its fantastic. havnt tried the remote yet, but thats not the most important thing.. again cheers!

  3. 22:55, Tuesday, December 18, 2007Matthew Vermeulen  / Reply

    I’ve found that to get all channels in regional WA (Albany for me) you’ll need to scan the au-Perth file.

    Thanks for the great work and post quail, and thanks to Michael too ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. 13:40, Tuesday, February 17, 2009Carly Michael  / Reply

    I also recently just got cable & satellite tv on my pc and set it up with RT cable from Radio Shack for $20. Pretty amazing and now I dont need Comcast anymore. Just thought it would also be a good share.

  5. 7:53, Wednesday, April 29, 2009Samsung LN52A650 Portal  / Reply

    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.

  6. 0:03, Monday, June 15, 2009TV Dust Covers  / Reply

    Just wanted to say thanks for the great post ! Found your blog on Google and I’m happy I did. I’ll be reading you on a regular basis ! Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

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