Live TV!

Still can’t get my camera to focus on the TV

I haven’t really missed having live TV for a decade, but it would be practical if guests wanted to watch the news or something.  So it just occurred to me that doing live TV would be trivial with the current infrastructure.

I have an Emacs (on a machine in the closet) doing the PVR thing, so I just had that one listen to an emacs-server socket, and then just say emacsclient –eval ‘(pvr-choose-channel “CNN”)’ to change the channel.  In addition,  I have an inetd entry to spew out the programme itself:

8040 stream tcp nowait larsi /bin/cat cat /dev/video0

Close-ups work fine, though.

And then some new commands in the Emacs-based movie browser running on my movie browsing machine, and Bob is a close relative.

Everything is on github, as usual.

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