Sunday, March 19, 2006

Skype TV

Here's a more bizarre way of watching network video with only one tv tuner card i've recently accidently found out.

1) Install the new skype program with video on all your source and target machine.

2) on the machine with the tv tuner card, make the video source

3) make a call between the machines and enable video on the one with the tv tuner

There wasn't that much lag for full on television. Picture quality wasn't that good, but watchable. The disadvantage was that audio can be heard on both ends while watching and channels can't be changed with skype. I'd recommend VNC for that purpose which you can initiate the call yourself as well.

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