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furious_tv is a set of tools to take XMLTV TV listings and enable a UNIX system to automatically record programs off of a TV card. It is written in C and uses a SAX parser for maximum speed and efficiency.

Releases: furious_tv Version 1.2 Released

Last Modified: 2003-09-10T00:12Z

furious_tv v1.2 contains a number of bug fixes and enhancements. Current furious_tv users are encouraged to upgrade, but if furious_tv currently works just fine for you, there is no compelling reason to upgrade.

Version 1.2 correctly recognizes and deals with SQLite's character encoding. So, for example, any normal (by normal, I mean ASCII-based) character encoding should be able to be properly read in XMLTV listings and then converted to SQLite's database's native encoding (ISO8859-1 or UTF-8).

Version 1.2 also changes ftv_record so that it is reentrant and does not need to spawn new processes of itself for successive recordings. This is more efficient, but the difference is probably not noticeable.

This release is considered to be stable and has all of the functionality that I think furious_tv requires. Feel free to file a feature request if you are looking for something more (although I don't plan on spending a lot of time adding features to furious_tv). Bug reports will be dealt with as they are filed and I hope to keep furious_tv bug-free.

A new version of ftv_gnome will be released within the next few days that will correctly convert SQLite's encoding to UTF-8 so that international characters will be correctly displayed in the GNOME interface.