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Please help: Me TV doesn't start (why??) and installing totem-plugins-dvb-daemon doesn't show up in Totem itself - so I can't watch TV with Totem.

I installed gnome-dvb-client as well as gnome-dvb-daemon. I can scan for channels via gnome-dvb-setup and even record streams with gnome-dvb-control (and watch these streams later.)

I am looking for an easy to setup and easy to handle way for watching TV in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric. Instead of Unity I chose GNOME-Shell.

I found a bug here:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-dvb-daemon/ppa 
 sudo apt-get update 
 sudo apt-get upgrade 

Now I can activate the DVB-Plugin in Totem and watch TV. But I have no idea why Me TV doesn't start. I was used to use this program in previous Ubuntu versions and would like to use it again.

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I found a bug here: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-dvb-daemon/+bug/846939 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-dvb-daemon/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Now I can activate the DVB-Plugin in Totem and watch TV. But I have no idea why me-tv doesn't start - I was used to use this program in previous Ubuntu versions and would like to use it again... –  jod Oct 13 '11 at 21:16

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This is a bug and was solved by adding a PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-dvb-daemon/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

After that, the user could activate the DVB-Plugin in Totem and watch TV.

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have you tried VLC? if you have the frequencies you just need to put them in VLC then it will play.

VLC Project WebSite: http://www.videolan.org

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I want it easy to setup, I have no frequencies... But as written in the comment above I found a solution. (I couldn't post it as answer due to those "reputation points"...) Thanks anyway. –  jod Oct 13 '11 at 21:31

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