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My environment:

  • 2 PCs, a desktop and a laptop, both on Oneiric
  • they are connected together by ethernet wire
  • nfs-common is installed and configured: the desktop is the server
  • a TV tuner card is installed on the desktop, I can watch TV with the software Me-TV

It works fine, TV on desktop, and my network too: I share folders thanks to NFS.

But I would like more:

How can I share my TV tuner card from the desktop and be able to watch TV on the laptop too?

If possible I would like a solution that allows me to keep using the software Me-TV, on both PCs.
I bet that there is a solution to create a fake TV card on the 2nd PC with xNBD.

I'm trying xnbd-server --target /dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0 but I cant make it work.

Trying to understand some examples of xNBD command lines, it seems to be meant only for sharing disk player.
If someone as ever used xNBD, he's welcome.

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Install mythtv. It is a television recording/watching program with many features and network sharing.

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I tried it, but I found it too complicated. I'm looking for a simple solution that would allow me to create a "ghost" of TV card on the other PC (create a fake /dev/something). So then I could keep using Me-tv or any other simple software (VLC, ...) – Boris Nov 9 '11 at 22:50
Yes, mythtv is extremely complicated, you might want to look at internet tutorials. – William Mar 29 '12 at 11:47
could suggest me any good tutorials ? I found this – Boris Apr 2 '12 at 19:03
I am currently trying to get my card working with mythtv as I type this, and I have been at it for weeks. It's gonna take some work. – William Apr 2 '12 at 19:19

There might be a solution with VLC. VLC makes it possible to stream content to another computer in your netwerk. Open VLC and Choose Media -> Stream (CTRL s)

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