Projects / KatchTV


KatchTV is an "Internet TV" application for KDE. It makes it easy to subscribe to "TV" channels from all over the Internet in the form of podcasts, so that you can browse channels, download shows, and watch them, all from one convenient interface. It is very similar to Democracy TV, but focuses on KDE integration, using KHTMLPart and embedded players such as kaffeine. It's much faster and lighter on resources if you run a KDE desktop without GTK apps. Installation is easy as long as your distribution has PyKDE and PyQt.


Recent releases

  •  04 Jun 2007 00:55

    Release Notes: This is a usability release that provides a fix for a regression in the display order of feeds, better highlighting of new episodes, and some minor bugfixes/improvements.

    •  27 May 2007 05:06

      Release Notes: This version was partially rewritten. It is more object oriented and has better stability. Mplayer and all other KDE media players are supported. The new Democracy Player Channel Guide is supported. The UI is now more interactive, with better feedback and information.

      •  29 May 2006 20:51

        Release Notes: Multiple downloads at once, while you browse or watch shows. Better download progress, including estimated time. Bittorrent ("Broadcatching") support, for RSS feeds that have bittorrent enclosures of media. Many other enhancements and bugfixes.

        •  06 May 2006 01:56

          Release Notes: This release adds a much nicer, friendlier user interface. It notifies the user when a new version is available. It handles downloads of unenclosed media items (or items from feeds to which you haven't subscribed) just as well as subscribed feeds. If you later subscribe to a feed, any items that you previously downloaded manually will take their place in the feed. Version numbers are now easy to see. The "Ready to Watch" page now shows file sizes, to help users manage their disk space. This release saves subscribed channels and downloads in separate data files, making it easy to reset one without affecting the other.

          •  01 May 2006 17:10

            Release Notes: Scrollbars have been removed from the player page. The browser is prevented from loading raw data for unrecognised files. Many more feed types are handled more reliably. A timeout when parsing slow feeds has been added. Startup time has been dramatically improved. Better last update time for new feeds, so they're updated correctly. A trivial printf formatting problem that was preventing some downloads has been fixed.


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