TV-MAXE is an application which provides the ability to watch TV stations and listen radio via different streams, like SopCast. Your ability to view certain streams may be limited by your current country, then again, you can always proxy through a country that will permit it.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:venerix/pkg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tv-maxe
You can find the latest release listed here and either download the file to your server directly or use the path to update the
wget in the commands listed below…
Pre-requisite, you need to have avahi installed first or the script will later prompt you to do so…
sudo apt-get install avahi-daemon
wget -c downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd/plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_i386.deb
wget -c downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd/plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_amd64.deb
Then a series of commands, they should all be relatively straight forward. As the installer creates and runs the software under a user named ‘plex’, I create the user folders and change the default password in these steps… do what you are comfortable with!
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo mkdir /home/plex
sudo mkdir /home/plex/Music
sudo mkdir /home/plex/Videos
sudo chown plex * -R
sudo chmod 777 * -R
sudo passwd plex
Now you should be able to access the app with your browser, change the IP if you are not on localhost.
WARNING: An installation using these steps could leave your server open to the general public, you
will want to password protect your server to secure any sensitive content, I’ll leave that for a separate topic.
Today is February 17th 2009… up until a few week ago when President Barack Obama signed into law the “DTV Delay Act” officially making the new date June 12th because the government ran out of money for coupons to offset the cost of converter boxes.
Regardless, in many communities some television stations will end their analog transmissions and begin digital-only.
I’m all for digital content as the quality is obviously better, but from my background in communications it’ll likely be impaired more by foul weather and not have the range of the analog stations in the past… oh, well!
I’ve had a PVR / DVR for years now… and it’s a distand memory for me to channel surf while at home (it still happens a lot when i travel). Anyways, I’ve always been and advocate of the ReplayTV.
One of it’s most notable features is that they’ve ALWAYS been network ready, so it’s been able to use my existing household LAN network to connect to the Internet for updates and television schedules. It can be used with most cable networks, broadcast television, as well as satellite subscriptions…. it can even use combinations of them! With some simple configuration you can link multiple units in your household to share recording and viewing duties and even share your recordings with “others” on the Internet. Some opensource software will even allow for you to view the recorded shows on your computer in MPEG4 format.