How to build a network TV?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by q12368c, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    My home PC have a TV tuner card that can receive my country TV program.
    Usually I have business trip.
    How can I logging in my home PC to see the TV program in my home PC when I am on trip to other country?

    Assume I have using broadband for both network. and I can't use ppslive.
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    it might not be quite the answer you are looking for, but you could get a slingbox

    Alternately, you could have your home PC record shows into a wmv format and share it out via a web page and/or other internet method (ftp, media server, etc)
     
  3. ABEC [LU]

    ABEC [LU] OSNN Junior Addict

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    I use the original sling box before they migrated to three versions and i must say it was worth the money spent. i believe as an alternative that sony offeres a similar concept that you might be interested in.
     
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    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    :up:Slingbox is quality
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I run mythtv and it works great.
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    mythTV is great.. not sure if that woudl allow him to watch his shows from this home computer when he is traveling though as was the original question.. last time I checked, mythTV didn't include this ability - feel free to correct me if that has changed over the last couple years..
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I though he was looking for DVR software. I guess you could use MthPlayer http://sudu.dk/mythtvplayer/ but the recordings are so large, I doubt that it would be of use remotely. In fact, I think that would be a problem common to any DVR's. A 1 hour show is 2.2 GB's here.
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Take a look at Orb. I haven't used it for live TV (that's supported too), but I use it to stream audio and video sometimes and it works nicely.

    It also measures the available bandwidth and auto-transcodes files appropriately, so I've actually been able to stream video without glitching even to my Windows Mobile phone connected to a slower cellular data network. :)
     
  9. j79zlr

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    Hmm, it must reencode video's then. I know that my dvr records at around 5,000kBps, so that would be pretty much impossible to stream at that bitrate.