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TV-Lite is a IPTV viewer, with Sopcast and Acestream handling capabilities. It uses the well known VLC for displaying media. We also plan to add MPV as media player in the future. This program currently runs on Linux and Windows operating systems,

TV-Lite wants to be a replacement for the older TV-Maxe. It does not have all the features that TV-Maxe offers. It uses the same principle of "subscriptions" and  uses the same playlist format TV-Maxe uses.  Apart from that, it can handle the ubiquitous M3U format used for many IPTV playlists. It aims to streamline a bit the behavior of TV-Maxe in respect to subscriptions. The subscriptions can be downloaded and saved as local playlists, that can be edited and new channels can be added, or the existent channels can be edited.

The subscriptions can only be updated, of course,  but copies of them can be always saved locally, and modified as stated above.

You have to install Acestream and, optionally Sopcast, for this program to be able to handle the respective stream types. Acestream offers a snap pakage, which is easy to find for Ubuntu and other Linux distros with Snap support. Sopcast is currently harder to install, as it seems that is no longer maintained for Linux. It is offered as a 32 bit binary only, and requires libstdc++5 to run.

TV-Lite new release 0.6.4

12/05/21 20:17:42

Long time since no article was written here. It the meantime we had a very troublesome 0.6.x chain of releases.  Version 0.6.0, last autumn, packed some  new, rather important features, but also a major rewrite of the database and channel list mechanism. This was insufficiently tested, and proved to be riddled with bugs. During the following two-three weeks we had to issue no less than three other minor releases, each trying to fix the problems found in the meantime . Version 0.6.3, however, proved to be stable enough to end this stream of, more or less, failed releases.

The current release, 0.6.4,  fixes some minor, yet annoying glitches, found in the meantime. Most of them are related to channel list handling.

Also this is a maintenance release for the Windows users. We brought some modules (mingw32 and friends ) up to date.

Read on to find out the whole changelist of 0.6.x releases.

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Arch and Samba tribulations

09/28/21 00:33:32

I wrote this article after a whole evening of unsuccessful attempts to properly configure Samba on my Arch laptop. No matter what I did, i could not make my shares visible on the network. Also, none of the other shared folders from the networks were visible in Dolphin or any other file manager. In the end I found out the cause. It was the lack of the Avahi daemon from the computer.

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TV-Lite has its own forum now

09/10/21 10:48:40

Please, go there and register. This forum needs content, badly. We are waitng for you. The boards are mainly in English, but special boards are planned for additional languages.

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