ETV personal video recorder

What does it look like?

Subtitles (new for beta-1)

Upon playback you can select between all subtitle pages which were available at the time of the recording.

The font is a normal proportional black-bordered onscreen-font, without the black boxes as per teletext-specifications. I prefer them this way as they look a lot more like on broadcast or DVD. Imagine: this 3-line BBC example covers up about 30-40% of the image with a normal TV... Only when they are right-aligned by the broadcaster they are shown more raggedly compared to the hardware teletext decoders (thanks to ETVs use of a proportional font).


Finding a title (new for alpha-9)

From the EPG a title-find module can be started. All words in a title are indexed and with the cursorkeys or an alpha-numeric keyboard a title can be found.

Finding a title

Partial export of recordings or LiveTV (new for alpha-8)

When playing a recording or watching liveTV a selected part of a recording can be copied. This export respects the cut/mark-points, so it can also be used to cut out slack (leading/trailing garbage and commercials).

From the moment the 'Record' button is pressed once, the part to be output is marked and shown on the positionbar (see the screenshot). A second buttonpress lets the frontend export the selection to a new recording.
(By the way: the underlying image in the screenshot is a dummy.)

Export partial recording

Onscreen help-info (new for alpha-8)

When entering data in forms a one-line helptext can be shown. If information entered in any field is invalid, a one-line warning is shown and the 'Save' button is disabled.

Information about entries

Warnings on wrong entries

Recording list folders (new for alpha-7)

Recordings can be ordened in folders.

Recordings in folders

Skinning & sizing (new for alpha-6)

Maybe a bit ridiculous set of screenshots, but they illustrate the principle. The first is from the ETV frontend started with the option '-size 800 240', the second with '-skin plain@800x600'. The skin is very ugly but is just included with ETV to demonstrate the workings of skinning while adding only a set of very minimal sized files to the download.



Editing (new for alpha-5)

This is the new editmodule, where you can place (and remove) markers and cutpoints. Upon playing every part from a cutpoint to the next marker will be skipped (the grey parts in the statusbar).

With the normal up/down keys the makers are used as bookmarks and playing starts from the next/previous bookmark.



These images were taken from the most recent version, but with a dummy for the video image. I can't grab hardware video overlays, and without using the dummy you'd only see a blue background...






Not fully representative of ETV anymore, but it might give some more impressions what it can do.

Main menu

EPG (zoom 1)

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Program form

Program form

Scheduled by user

Setup menu

Category form

Channel form

Rule form

Rule list