Windows 2000 or XP
Broadband Internet connection, such as DSL or cable modem
1) Download the TVUPlayer.zip file to someplace convenient – the Desktop is a
2) Find the TVUPlayer folder and open it. Open the folder whose name starts
3) Double-click on the file whose name starts with “Setup.exe”. This will start the TVU Install program.
4) In the Install program, choose the default buttons for the easiest install.
Using the TVU:
To start the TVU, double-click the “TVUPlayer” icon on your
Desktop. The channels available are listed on the left-hand side of the
application. To watch any channel, simply double-click on its name. After a
short delay, the video will appear; it may take a little time for the video to
stabilize and deliver a consistent picture. To change the channel, double-click
on a different channel on the list at the left. You can control the audio
volume with the slider on the bottom right.
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Installation, Running (needs native MSXML)
What does not
- Channel list labels missing
- In-window video slow and buggy (flickers, draws to the wrong places etc) (can be worked around by using MPlayer for a player by connecting to localhost:8901 while TVUPlayer is playing)
What was not tested
everything else but running and selecting a TV Channel.
Some further findings...
by FakeName33 on Sunday November 12th 2006, 15:08
I use winecfg to disable sound emulation and to enable a Wine Desktop in order to "tame" TVUPlayer. It otherwise takes over my whole screen but doesnt play video properly. I dont want that. And I dont want CPU cycles wasted for audio emulation so I disabled this. MPlayer takes the stream just fine.
I could install MSXML3 on a plain wine (nothing preinstalled).
Afterwards I needed to go to the .wine/drive_c/windows/system32-folders and did "regsvr32 msxml3.dll". Furthermore I removed all other native DLLs again with winecfg and added msxml3.dll.
Afterwards I simply did run wine TVUPlayer.exe and the application started up. Doesnt play anything though at the moment.