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watchteleboy

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watchteleboy

is a script to watch and record live TV streams from http://www.teleboy.ch without browser nor flash.

THIS MOST LIKELY WORKS ONLY FROM SWITZERLAND, SINCE THE IPTV SERVICE FROM TELEBOY.CH IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO SWISS IP ADDRESSES.

see: http://github.com/reduzent/watchteleboy

Copyright: Roman Haefeli, 2011 - 2017

License: GPL-2

News

Since version 1.21 there is no need to have avconv installed anymore. Instead, the HLS stream receiver is implemented in bash with curl. By not sticking strictly to the HLS protocol, watchteleboy now is able to watch shows up to 6 hours after their air time. Just use the option --starttime when you want to watch a missed show.

Requirements

This script is based on the following binary programs (make sure you have them installed):

  • One of the following media players:

    • mpv (recommended on most Linux systems)
    • mplayer (if mpv is not available)
    • vlc (not well tested)
  • crontab

  • date

  • jq - JSON processor for the cmdline

  • curl

  • whiptail (optional, used for 'nice' dialogs)

Installation

Ubuntu

  1. Install reduzent's ppa:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:reduzierer/reduzent

  2. sudo apt update

  3. sudo apt install watchteleboy

Debian

  1. Download latest release as .deb-file

  2. Install it by doing:

    gdebi watchteleboy_<version>_all.deb

macOS

brew install reduzent/reduzent/watchteleboy

Usage

Do watchteleboy --help in order to get a quick summary of the available options. When invoked without options it starts in interactive mode. man watchteleboy shows the full documentation of all commandline flags and configuration file options.

Bugs

Please report bugs and feature requests to GitHub by opening an issue on https://www.github.com/reduzent/watchteleboy .

HAVE FUN!