Implement DVB features (SCAN, PLAY, EPG, TELETEXT, RECORD, SUBTITLES, AUDIO SELECT) into totem or a new app

Registered by Nicolò Chieffo on 2006-10-26

Currently the Ubuntu main repository doesn't have a DVB software to watch TV. Let's bring totem to this!

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Priority:
Low
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Needs approval
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New
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the best thing might be a gstreamer backend, since now gstreamer is the default in ubuntu.
It is really needed a software that does not need the channels.conf file

Kaffeine can scan and play from DVB cards, though it is a good example to follow, unfortunately it is a KDE app.
gxine and totem-xine cannot scan (at least when I looked at them).

Me TV 0.7.9:
* Scan (Done)
* Play (Done)
* EPG (Done)
* Teletext (Is this really required, anyone?)
* Record (Done)
* Subtitles (Done)
* Audio select (Done)

Also other features which are nice,
* Scheduled recordings
* Network broadcast
* Preferred language

For the current status of Me TV see https://launchpad.net/me-tv/

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